How to Obtain a Medical Cannabidiol (CBD) Prescription in Canada
From the treatment of chronic pain to sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, Cannabidiol (CBD) is making waves for its therapeutic attributes. As just one of several active compounds in cannabis sativa plants, CBD has many of the same medical benefits as the more well-known Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound. However, unlike THC, CBD is nonpsychoactive, meaning users can take advantage of its healing properties in a safe and effective way without a mind-altering “high” feeling.
For Canadians who think they might benefit from Cannabidiol in its various forms including quick-absorbing CBD oils, obtaining a legal prescription for medical use is essential.
Option 1: CBD Oil Prescription from a Physician
If your doctor decides that CBD is an appropriate treatment option for you, he or she will be required to complete paperwork that complies with Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Without this documentation, you will not be able to register with a Licensed Producer (LP) in Canada that supplies CBD oil for medical purposes.
Unfortunately, many physicians and specialists remain unwilling to write prescriptions for CBD oil because they’re not familiar with the process or they’re not comfortable prescribing cannabis products.
Option 2: CBD Oil Prescription from a Specialized Cannabis Clinic
For patients who are not able to obtain a prescription for CBD oil from their physician, Medical Cannabis Clinics can assist in this regard. These clinics employ a team of professionals who can guide you through the process of obtaining a CBD prescription, filling out the appropriate documents, sending them to a LP and securing a prescription for legal cannabis use.
At Bodystream Medical Cannabis Clinics, individuals can legally acquire a prescription and obtain CBD oil for medical purposes in just three easy steps:
- Book an appointment with Bodystream’s health care professionals online, by phone or in person.
- Obtain your prescription for CBD oil after your appointment with our health care professional and cannabis educator.
- Order CBD oil over the phone or online with any of our LPs.
In order to achieve any of the health benefits of CBD oil, a medical prescription is necessary not only for insurance and tax purposes but also to ensure you safely obtain the correct strain and cannabis amount. Connect with Bodystream for convenient, online bookings to obtain a CBD oil prescription, or meet in-person at one of 25 locations across Ontario.