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Medical cannabis for new patients

Understanding
medical cannabis

Known for its medicinal properties, the cannabis plant has now become a common part of managing symptoms of a variety of conditions. Learning how cannabis works in the body will help you better understand your medicine.

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Learn about medical cannabis
Shoppers Drug Mart offers products to suit your patients’ unique needs.
Multiple strains
Sativa
Sativa
Cannabis products labelled as “sativa” may cause less drowsiness than products labelled as “indica”.
Hybrid
Hybrid
Combination of “sativa” and “indica”. Produces a mixture of effects.
Indica
Indica
Cannabis products labelled as “indica” may cause more drowsiness than products labelled as “sativa”.
Different forms
Dried cannabis
Dried cannabis
Recommended for vaporization. Takes effect quickly and lasts for a shorter time.
Cannabis oil
Cannabis oil
Recommended as an ingested form. Takes effect slowly and lasts longer compared to dried cannabis.
Capsule
Capsule
Another option for ingesting cannabis oil. Takes effect slowly and lasts longer compared to dried cannabis.
Questions &Answers
What if I’m sensitive to THC?

CBD can offset the effects of THC in addition to having beneficial effects of its own. So if you are sensitive to THC, choose products higher in CBD.
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What if I’m sensitive to THC?

CBD can offset the effects of THC in addition to having beneficial effects of its own. So if you are sensitive to THC, choose products higher in CBD.
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What are the possible side effects?

Each person reacts to cannabis differently. You can manage side effects by adjusting your dose and strain of cannabis to find what amount and balance of THC to CBD works best for you.

What are the possible side effects?

Each person reacts to cannabis differently. You can manage side effects by adjusting your dose and strain of cannabis to find what amount and balance of THC to CBD works best for you.

What if I want to switch strains or classes of cannabis?

We offer a wide range of medical cannabis products from a variety of licensed producers.
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What if I want to switch strains or classes of cannabis?

We offer a wide range of medical cannabis products from a variety of licensed producers.
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Is medical cannabis covered by my provincial or private drug plan?

Medical cannabis may be covered by your health insurance, depending on what condition you use it for. Medical cannabis is covered for Canadian veterans through Veterans Affairs Canada.

Is medical cannabis covered by my provincial or private drug plan?

Medical cannabis may be covered by your health insurance, depending on what condition you use it for. Medical cannabis is covered for Canadian veterans through Veterans Affairs Canada.

Ready to get started?

You’ll need a medical document

To purchase medical cannabis products, you will need to register and provide a completed medical document signed by your healthcare professional.
Three simple steps
  1. Register

    Register online in under 10 minutes.


    Note: If you are transferring your medical document from another licensed producer, please register online and simply contact your licensed producer to request a transfer. Any patient in Ontario with a valid medical document can register and transfer to Shoppers. Contact Shoppers Cannabis Care at 1-844-633-2627 for any support along the way.

  2. Submit a Medical Document completed by your healthcare professional

    There are several ways to submit your medical document:

    1. Drop it off at your local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy

    2. Mail
      Send to Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart
      6941 Kennedy Rd, Unit 100
      Mississauga, ON L5T 2R6

    3. Fax
      Your healthcare professional can fax it to 1-866-220-2627

  3. Get verified to start shopping

    Once we've verified and approved your documents, you will be able to log in and start shopping.