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Why you should still consider medical cannabis

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While cannabis is now legal in Canada, the market for medical cannabis remains vibrant – and it is still a good option for many consumers to consider. If you’re thinking about buying cannabis for its potential as a medical treatment, read this article first to learn about the benefits and savings you could receive by becoming a medical cannabis patient.

Why medical cannabis?

There are several key differences – and benefits – in using medical cannabis versus adult-use cannabis.

1. Medical supervision

Medical cannabis is authorized by your licensed health care practitioner, who knows you and your medical history. With a medical authorization, you can discuss dosing and formulation with your health care practitioner to best suit your needs. Your practitioner can also monitor your consumption and response to treatment on an ongoing basis. By having an open conversation before you try cannabis, you can discuss your medical options and ensure that you have all the information you need.

2. Insurance coverage

Some insurance providers may cover the cost of medical cannabis for specific conditions – another potential benefit of having it authorized by a health care practitioner.

3. Tax savings

The Canada Revenue Agency website outlines how you can claim medical marijuana as an expense, as regulated by the Cannabis Act.

4. Compassionate pricing

Depending on your financial situation, you could also be eligible for compassionate pricing from Emerald Health.

How to become a medical cannabis patient with Emerald Health

If you and your health care practitioner have decided that medical cannabis is the right option for you, the next step is to register as a medical user with Emerald Health Therapeutics.

If you don’t yet have a doctor, you can try our physician locator.

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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