Frequently Asked Questions: Medical cannabis
Is the “daily quantity” on my medical document my daily dose?
The daily quantity on your medical document is not directly related to how much medical cannabis you should be taking each day. The daily quantity on the medical document is used to calculate your possession limit. For more information on possession limits, please click here. Dosing with medical cannabis can vary based on your symptoms, other medications, and experience with cannabis, so it’s a good idea to speak with your health care provider or contact our Shoppers Cannabis Care team to speak to an advisor or pharmacist.
What are the main active components of medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis contains over 100 cannabinoids. The dominant compounds are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). For more information on THC and CBD and how medical cannabis works, please click here.
What symptoms can be managed with the use of medical cannabis?
Studies are ongoing to determine the effectiveness of cannabis in managing the symptoms of many conditions. Studies have shown that medical cannabis is commonly used by patients suffering from symptoms of various conditions, including anxiety, pain, inflammation, poor appetite, depression, sleep disorders, nausea, seizures and spasticity (the involuntary, continuous contractions of certain muscles).