Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About Atlas and Medical Cannabis
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What is medical cannabis, and is it legal?
Cannabis can be smoked, brewed into tea, vaporized, sprayed under the tongue, applied to the skin, or cooked in food.
Health Canada regulates who is a legal producer of medical cannabis, and with your doctor’s prescription in hand, you may purchase directly from one of the many legitimate producers of medical cannabis, and your order may be shipped directly to you, or your doctor’s office.
In Canada, it is against the law to possess, sell, give away, or grow cannabis without legal permission from Health Canada. The legalization of cannabis for medical purposes aspires to achieve both health and safety objectives for Canadians. To thwart much of the illegal drug trade and black market trafficking while assuring Canadians are receiving medical cannabis quality and proper dosages.
Possession and use of medical cannabis must be authorized by a health professional as a medical treatment. If you think you might want to try medical cannabis, talk to your doctor.
What is THC and CBD?
What do medical experts say about the science behind using medical cannabis to treat illnesses?
Why do some medical experts recommend cannabis?
They believe it may help put a patient more at ease than other medications so it might improve a state of well being faster, may improve appetite and alleviate pain and/or nausea in people who have serious health conditions, including cancer and AIDS.
They believe it may help relieve symptoms such as muscle stiffness (spasticity) in people who have multiple sclerosis.
They believe it may assist in calming their patients who may be having trouble with anxiety adjusting to new and difficult health related realities.
Why some medical experts don't recommend medical cannabis at all?
In other cases, medical experts say smoking cannabis may harm your lungs, however, smoking, is not the only way that cannabis can be ingested. There are now edibles and the use of vaporizer pens.
Or, still in other cases, medical experts may feel other prescription drugs might work just as well.
When should I consider medical cannabis as a potential treatment for my condition?
How much medical cannabis should I take?
What are the side effects of taking medical cannabis?
How long will the effects of taking medical cannabis last?
Can I get addicted to medical cannabis?
People who have smoked cannabis often and then quit may have withdrawal symptoms. These include anxiety, trouble sleeping, and cravings for the drug.
What is the difference between Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica?
What is synthetic cannabis?
Health Canada does not recommend the use of these products due to the inaccurate ingredient labeling which may lead to serious side effects.
People think that using these drugs will make them feel the same as when they use cannabis, however, these synthetics are different, and the effects are hard to predict. That’s because the type and strength of the chemicals used are often unknown.