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What’s the difference between medical cannabis and cannabis from other sources, like dispensaries?

What’s the difference between medical cannabis and cannabis from other sources, like dispensaries?
Comparison between medical cannabis and cannabis from other sources
Medical cannabis Other sources (i.e., illicit dispensaries, dealers, homegrown cannabis)
  • Guidance and support from a medical professional
  • Strict quality and safety standards
  • Tested concentrations of THC to CBD
  • May be eligible for insurance coverage
  • Compassionate pricing options
  • No medical guidance or support
  • No quality or safety standards
  • No insurance coverage – all out of pocket
  • Inconsistent or unknown THC to CBD concentrations

Medical cannabis provides the peace of mind that comes with the support and guidance of trained healthcare professionals. In addition, medical cannabis products offer the benefit of quality control and testing so you can be sure you're getting the right ratio of THC to CBD each time.