Service alert: Purolator not accepting shipments
March 28, 2017
Last night, March 27, Teamsters Canada, who manage the majority of Purolator's front line operations issued a 72-hour notice of strike action after negotiations broke down. Job action could occur as soon as 4:30 pm EST, on Wednesday, March 29. In order to minimize risk to customers Purolator has decided...
Preston’s Story – Epilepsy & Medical Cannabis
March 24, 2017
March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and March 26, 2017 is Purple Day, where people around the world help to increase awareness of this disease. Please show your support on the 26th by proudly wearing purple. “He was in my arms and he was babbling, and all of a sudden he stared at me funny, and his arms stopped...
Finding Relief and Finding Yourself
February 22, 2017
It was thirteen years ago when the pain settled on Arlene like a fog. Almost a decade and a half of constant pain, slowly obscuring a life that prior to this was full of happiness. It wasn’t a horrible accident or life-threatening illness that started Arlene’s downward spiral; it was...
Managing Expectations – Inventory, Quality, Compassion
January 17, 2017
We take pride in knowing that our patients can rely on us, because you have enough to worry about. For over 15 years, you’ve counted on us to make sure we have enough medicine to meet your needs. No patient of ours has ever had to wonder if they’ll have...
Understanding the ACMPR Changes to the 30-Day Limit
December 23, 2016
When Health Canada eliminated the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations in August of this year they instituted the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Of the changes made to the ACMPR, one that has not been talked about much is how a patient’s 30-Day limit is calculated....
Why We Use GMP
October 27, 2016
At CanniMed we value the trust our patients place in us to provide them with medical cannabis that is free from contaminants and is consistent in dosage. After all, it’s medicine. That’s why we follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at every stage of our production. Under Health Canada’s Access to...
Flying with Cannabis – Official CATSA Guidelines
October 13, 2016
On October 12, 2016 the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) added medical marijuana and provided guidance on how to travel with cannabis when flying within Canada. Their website indicates that you can carry medical cannabis in checked or carry-on luggage and that you must be prepared to show medical...
Cannabis & Arthritis
September 27, 2016
What do you know about arthritis? Are you aware that the word arthritis is itself an umbrella term used to describe more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints in the human body? Have you heard that no matter what type of arthritis a person is diagnosed with, the...
September 02, 2016
Louise and her late husband It was a warm spring day in April when Louise celebrated her 79th birthday at home, surrounded by her four children, their spouses, and nine grandchildren. She raised her children there in the home she shared with her husband for 48 years, until his death....
Cannabis and Palliative Care
August 30, 2016
Not all medicine is meant to heal. If that seems odd to you, think about it for a moment. When you take an ibuprofen for a headache you are not healing the headache, you are dealing with the pain. If you have asthma and use an inhaler you are not...
Potential Canada Post Service Disruption
August 26, 2016
AUGUST 31 UPDATE – – Effective immediately Canada Post and CUPW have reached a two-year agreement. This ends uncertainty in the postal system and allows us to return to normal operations, serving our patients and helping to provide relief to people who are in need. AUGUST 26 UPDATE – Yesterday...
CBD vs. THC: What you need to know
August 23, 2016
The use of medical cannabis to help manage or alleviate symptoms related to a significant number of conditions continues to gain in popularity in Canada. Currently there are more than 70,000 authorized users, and that number is expected to grow to almost half a million within the next decade. For...
Why We Mill
August 16, 2016
At CanniMed we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible medicine and support. To some it may seem like a cliché to say that we care about our patients, but it is true. Each person in our organization takes great pride in knowing that we help people...
Amer’s Story – Autism and Medical Cannabis
July 27, 2016
Like most parents Kamal and her husband have worked hard to provide for their family, to ensure that their three children have everything they need to live a happy, healthy life. For their youngest son, 31-year old Amer, it has meant making sure that he gets the additional care and...
How Cannabis Can Help PTSD
July 20, 2016
PTSD is a term that we all hear, but do we all understand what it is? It’s not limited to military personal or first responders, it’s something that affects many people for many reasons, where an emotional trauma leaves a lasting effect. The symptoms are varied, but all have a...
Driving & Cannabis
July 14, 2016
In Canada, legalization of marijuana has been all the buzz in the media lately. People are realizing the enormous potential of medical cannabis in alleviating pain and nausea, reducing epileptic seizures and helping with many different ailments. With the growing focus on cannabis, one topic that is getting increased attention...
Your Part in Legalizing, Regulating & Restricting Access to Marijuana
July 08, 2016
Over the summer, the Federal Government is looking for Canadians’ thoughts regarding the legalization of marijuana. The newly announced members of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation will be consulting with experts and incorporating the input of Canadian citizens into the development of their final report to be...
Medical Cannabis in the Workplace
July 06, 2016
As the use of medical cannabis continues to increase in Canada it has become common for both patients and employers to question how medical cannabis fits in the workplace. Workplaces have already become used to, and created policies, for conventional medications. Employers have expectations about how these medications will affect...
Kelly & Theresa – Overcoming the Street Drug Stigma
June 21, 2016
For many people medical cannabis isn’t the first thing that they consider as treatment, in fact it’s usually one of the last alternatives to conventional medicine. The stigma attached to cannabis as street drug is changing, but slowly. Sometimes it is the people who care the most about us that...
Finding the Right LP
June 15, 2016
When you or a loved one is suffering, you want to find relief. You want it to be easy, effective and quick. For many Canadians conventional medicine fails to bring that relief or if it does it is at an unacceptable cost, so instead they turn to medical cannabis. Once...