Medical Cannabis Blog

Shipping by Licensed Producer

Shipping by Licensed Producer

Here are Canada’s most popular licensed producers, sorted into 4 different tiers based on shipping policy. Express options differ within each courier, but FedEx/Purolator/UPS options generally have shorter turnaround times than Canada Post. See below for a more detailed price breakdown. Current as of Aug 1st, 2019. Canada Post, Purolator: Free on orders over $100,… ...
Compassionate Pricing and Discount Programs

Compassionate Pricing and Discount Programs

For patients, choosing a Licensed Producer (LP) that fits your budget is critical. Fortunately, many Licensed Producers offer compassionate pricing and discount programs for those that require financial assistance for their medicine. Whether you’re a patient with low income, have a disability, are a veteran or a first responder, see below for a detailed breakdown… ...
Breaking Down the Medical Cannabis Barrier in Healthcare

Breaking Down the Medical Cannabis Barrier in Healthcare

By David Boctor M.D. Many clinicians are still skeptical of cannabis as a viable treatment option, either due to the stigma surrounding cannabis use or the belief that there is not enough clinical evidence for them to feel confident providing patients with cannabis recommendations. The fact of the matter is most medical schools offer no… ...
Cannabis Insurance Coverage

Cannabis Insurance Coverage

Many representatives we spoke to still seemed unsure or uncomfortable discussing specifics around medical cannabis insurance coverage. Be persistent and ask for elevation until you get the answers you’re looking for. Providers are listed alphabetically, potential for mental health coverage highlighted in red. Only medical cannabis is eligible for insurance coverage in Canada. Provider Contact Information:… ...
Genetic Match – CannTrust

Genetic Match – CannTrust

HMED Genetic Match pairs equivalent strains in the med and rec cannabis markets. Each week we will feature a new Licensed Producer, breaking down how base genetics are rebranded and distributed in both recreational and medical streams. This week we explore the genetics behind CannTrust. Blueberry Kush Profile: Blueberry, Earthy, Sweet Terpenes: Limonene, Pinene, Caryophyllene… ...
Genetic Match – Organigram

Genetic Match – Organigram

HMED Genetic Match pairs equivalent strains in the med and rec cannabis markets. Each week we will feature a new Licensed Producer, breaking down how base genetics are rebranded and distributed in both recreational and medical streams. This week we explore the genetics behind Organigram. Critical Kush Profile: Earthy, Woody, Floral Terpenes: Humulene, Myrcene, Limonene… ...
Genetic Match – Aphria

Genetic Match – Aphria

HMED Genetic Match pairs equivalent strains in the med and rec cannabis markets. Each week we will feature a new Licensed Producer, breaking down how base genetics are rebranded and distributed in both recreational and medical streams. This week we start with Aphria. Alien Dawg Profile: Earthy, Woody, Pungent Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene Medical: Aphria… ...
HMED Patient Stories: Brett + Tumours

HMED Patient Stories: Brett + Tumours

HMED Patient Stories is a video series in which Harvest Medicine patients, unscripted, tell us how medical cannabis is improving their lives. In this video, Brett shares with us how medical cannabis has taken him from 500 steps a day to 10,000 – a feat so impressive his own wife didn’t believe it at first.… ...
HMED Patient Stories: Aleah + Inflammation

HMED Patient Stories: Aleah + Inflammation

HMED Patient Stories is a video series in which Harvest Medicine patients, unscripted, tell us how medical cannabis is improving their lives. Today, Aleah tells us her story of inflammation, migraines, and returning to home renovations.   ...
What To Expect At Your First Appointment

What To Expect At Your First Appointment

At Harvest Medicine, we pride ourselves on high levels of patient care. Accessing medical cannabis may seem like a confusing process – but we make it easy. When you book your initial consultation, here’s what to expect: Check in at the front desk At the front desk, one of our Medical Office Assistants will confirm… ...
Cannabis and Exercise – What’s The Consensus?

Cannabis and Exercise – What’s The Consensus?

I am both a cannabis user and an athlete. I am not alone. As marijuana advocates fight towards the destigmatization of medical (and recreational) cannabis, we’ve begun to see the emergence of different subgroups of cannabis users. During the 2015 Canadian election, now-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted to taking a hit off of a joint… ...