Video: Health Canada Approved Volcano Medic Vaporizer used for Medical Marijuana to be Distributed by CanniMed Ltd.
Vapourization ensures dose consistency and minimizes health risks
inherent in smoking
SASKATOON, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - CanniMed Ltd. is excited to announce an
agreement with Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. to be the exclusive Canadian
distributor of the Volcano® Medic vaporizer, the only device approved
by Health Canada for the consumption of medical marijuana. This
premiere vaporization system gives CanniMed patients another delivery
option to consume medical marijuana without the health concerns
inherent in smoking.
With precise temperature controls, the Volcano Medic heats the
cannabinoids in marijuana, including Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
and cannabidiol (CBD), just to the point where they become vapour and
are inhaled by the patient. Because the temperature does not get high
enough for the leaves and other plant matter to burn, patients can be
confident that the vapour is the purest, most natural form of
marijuana. Additionally, the Volcano Medic mouthpiece features a check
valve that reduces the chance for contamination to be left behind.
"The Volcano Medic is a top-of-the-line piece of medical equipment. It's
the best vapourizer on the market, bar none," said Brent Zettl, CEO,
CanniMed Ltd. "This is the first time the Medic has been available in
Canada and we're excited to be able to bring it to our patients."
Using this delivery method for medical marijuana is exceptionally
valuable because the vapour produced can be tested to determine the
exact cannabinoid dose that is being delivered to the patient, offering
a solution to the physicians concerns of dose consistency. By measuring
the value of different doses and strains of marijuana, we are working
towards closing the knowledge gap regarding which strains offers the
greatest benefit for different medical disorders.
Registered CanniMed patients are now able to order the Volcano Medic
from www.cannimed.ca in conjunction with their medical marijuana order.
CanniMed Ltd. was the first producer to be licensed under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Our pharmaceutical-grade marijuana is produced under Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations, the criteria used to
manufacture all pharmaceuticals in Canada.
We are committed to standardizing care by taking a leadership role in
closing the gap between the anecdotal benefit of medical marijuana and
evidenced-based scientific research. Our goal is to provide improved
access for Canadians who rely on medical marijuana through scientific
collaborations with external partners including academic institutions
and healthcare professionals.
Our primary focus is patient safety by strictly following a 281 point
quality control process.
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SOURCE: CanniMed Ltd.
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