May 23, 2016
No one has stepped up to help Calgary patients who want or need cannabis for their health since the Universal Compassion Centre from 1998-2000, followed by the Calgary Medicinal Marijuana Center. These underground compassion clubs offered cannabis directly to the patient.
The government’s legal program to acquire cannabis through Licensed Producers requires your doctor to sign a form that becomes the prescription. Most doctors refuse, so the barriers to the program became insurmountable to the point the law was struck down in Federal Court and must be fixed by August so patients can again grow their own.
In the meantime, there is good news for Calgarians who use cannabis medicinally or who want to try it as a legal, licensed user. The innovative thinkers behind Natural Health Services at 5809 Macleod Trail SW, opened a clinic where you can book an appointment to see a physician, free of charge, and place your order that will be delivered to your home via postal services.
Even better news for those who suffer from epilepsy, anxiety, COPD and some other serious disease. Many studies have shown that CBD oil is a beneficial supplement. This CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant, not cannabis, so it is safe for children as there is no psychoactive THC in it. A future blog post will describe dosing, the different types of CBD oil, future of CBD, and all the wonderful benefits.
CBD oil is being offered at Hemproots located at 4614 Bowness Rd. NW. No doctors note or approval is required as there are no psychoactive properties in the oil.
There are other services around Calgary which cost money for consultations, education and doctors prescription and that info can be provided upon request.