Access to treatment and patient education to be the focus
ST. CATHARINES, ON, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Cannabis Clinics
(CCC), a new medical clinic focusing on medical marijuana as a
treatment option, will open in St. Catharines on September 16, 2014 and
will be the first of its kind to operate with zero patient fees.
With the recent implementation of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes
Regulations (MMPR), medical marijuana has become a legitimate treatment
option for many Canadians. However, most doctors with expertise in this
field charge up to $400 annually for a prescription or other mandatory
"Medical marijuana has the potential to improve the lives of so many
Canadians," said Joseph del Moral, Director of Canadian Cannabis
Clinics. "But the costs being imposed by clinics specializing in this
field are putting it out of reach for many. With the opening of this
clinic, and future locations, we will be making medical marijuana more
accessible to those patients considering it as a treatment option."
Canadian Cannabis Clinics has also partnered with Canada's leading
medical marijuana resource and counselling service, CanvasRx, to
educate and inform patients about medical cannabis options. Selecting
strains best suited for a patient's needs, and completing the paperwork
necessary to register with one of Canada's licensed medical marijuana
producers can be complex, so CanvasRx provides free, in-person
consultations, and an easy-to-use website (www.canvasrx.com), to help patients through all stages of the process.
St. Catharines was selected as the site for CCC's first location because
it is a hub for the Niagara region. CCC has plans to open 10 more
clinics across Canada in the next 12 months.
"Our mission at Canadian Cannabis Clinics is to help Canadians get the
best medical care available," says Dr. Barry Waisglass, the first
practicing doctor at CCC's St. Catharines location, "and by removing
the costs associated with accessing medical cannabis, and providing the
counselling services through CanvasRx, we believe we can deliver on
SOURCE: Canadian Cannabis Clinics
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