Yes. We operate under the name BMCC (Buy Medical Cannabis Canada) and are licensed by Health Canada under Canadian Cannabis Network Inc (CCNI) for the sale of medical cannabis. BMCC is an online medical site whose mission is to help Canadians obtain prescriptions for medical cannabis and purchase medical cannabis in a few simple steps. Our medical practitioners will work with you to identify treatment options tailored to your medical needs.
About Medical Cannabis
Medical professionals can authorize the use of cannabis to relieve disorders that may not respond to traditional medical treatments or, if you are searching for a natural alternative to standard treatments of care. Medical cannabis can be extremely helpful in treating several conditions and symptoms such as:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic pain
- Nausea and Vomiting
The two most important compounds present in cannabis are: Cannabidiol (CBD) and 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
CBD – CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anti-epileptic, and neuroprotective properties. It does not stimulate any psychoactive reactions.
THC – THC has anti-nausea, anti-spastic, and analgesic properties. It stimulates the appetite and is responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis.
THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects associated with cannabis. It has analgesic, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant, and anti-spastic effects that can help symptoms and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Anorexia, post-chemotherapy conditions, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Insomnia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, and Depression.
Unlike THC, CBD is not responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. CBD has anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, and neuroprotective qualities.
The particular combination of THC to CBD that’s present within a specific strain is called the THC:CBD ratio. CBD does not have any psychoactive properties whereas THC does. Because of this, determining the right ratio, which can be discussed with your medical practitioner, can help you decide on the right product for your medical needs.
Medical cannabis can be consumed in various ways, depending on its form. Differing forms in which medical cannabis can be used as a treatment option include: ingested, dissolved as a spray and applied to the skin in topical cream form..
Inhaled-vaporizers, e-cigarettes, joints: In order for THC and CBD to take effect, the cannabis has to be heated or roasted in heating elements such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers, which help activate THC and CBD. Smoking cannabis can be harmful and is not recommended.
Cannabis-infused foods: Food products that are created using cannabis are known as edibles. As items such as cannabis-infused cooking fats are processed by the body’s digestive system, it can take a few hours for them to reach the full efficacy. But the effects of cannabis edibles are known to last longer.
Sprays: Sprays are absorbed into the bloodstream quickly as they can be applied sublingually.
Cannabis Oil: Diluted with carrier oils such as avocado or sunflower oil, cannabis oil can be consumed in drop orcapsule form. Cannabis oil is better absorbed if taken with food and drink. To facilitate the transfer of THC and/or CBD into the bloodstream, it is advisable to place your cannabis oil-infused food under your tongue and hold it for a minute or so.
Topical Creams: Topical creams have pain-relieving effects when applied directly on the skin.
If you are a first-time medical cannabis user, it is recommended that you start with a low-dose CBD-dominant product and slowly increase the dosage to meet your treatment requirements. Oil and capsules can help determine the lowest dosage required.
Cannabis consumed in edible form is very potent. Caution is advised, and we recommend you consult your medical practitioner on the appropriate dose. It is highly recommended when you first consume edibles, that you take edibles that contain low levels of THC, and gradually increase dosage as appropriate. When in doubt please consult your medical practitioner.
The side effects of cannabis in a therapeutic setting continue to be studied.. Response to medical cannabis is different for everyone. Factors including sex, age, pre-existing medical conditions, consumption of food, THC and CBD content, among others, will all impact your response to medical cannabis. Some known side effects of medical cannabis include drowsiness, dizziness, impaired memory, euphoria, dry mouth, a rapid heartbeat, and disorientation. It is best that you consult your medical practitioner to learn more about the possible side effects from medical cannabis usage.
The active compounds present in cannabis interact with specific receptors called cannabinoid receptors which are located throughout the human body and are involved in several functions. Cannabinoid receptors regulate:
- The nervous system and brain activity
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Pain perception
- Sleep cycles
- Immune system activity
For the vast majority of people medical cannabis is considered to be a safe option. Studies suggest that the non-toxic cannabinoids are well tolerated by the body whenever they are appropriately used under the guidance of qualified medical professionals. The exact effect of medical cannabis varies from patient to patient. Normally, CBD does not produce any side effects. Though side effects induced by THC are common, they can be controlled, reduced and prevented by appropriate dosing strategies. You can minimize your risks and side effects by working closely with qualified medical professionals to design the perfect cannabinoid therapy suitable for your condition. For pregnant women, patients with a genetic history of schizophrenia, people with a past history of substance abuse and those under the age of 25, the risks of medical cannabis outweigh the benefits.
A consultation with a medical practitioner is the first step in getting medical cannabis. When a medical practitioner decides that medical cannabis is the appropriate treatment for your condition, they’ll complete a Medical Document which states the amount of cannabis as well as the duration period of use that has been authorized. After we confirm your prescription you will be directed to our online shopping portal where you can place your order. We will have it shipped to you in no time.
To schedule a consultation with a medical practitioner to get started on your medical cannabis journey through BMCC please click here.
A medical practitioner, defined as a physician or a registered nurse practitioner. You can schedule a consultation with one of our medical practitioners here.
Our medical practitioners will assess your medical needs and prescribe a recommended quantity for daily use. You can order as much as your monthly allowance permits. The maximum amount you’re allowed to possess at any one time is based on the recommendation from your medical practitioner or 150 grams., whichever is lower.
For example, you can possess up to 60 grams of dried marijuana at one time if your doctor recommends 2 grams of dried cannabis a day.
2 grams x 30 days = 60 grams
For example, if your doctor prescribes 6 grams of dried cannabis a day, this amount when extrapolated on a per month basis would exceed the 150 gram maximum limit as stipulated by Health Canada.
6 grams x 30 days = 180 grams
As per the regulations, 150 grams is the maximum amount you can legally possess.
According to Health Canada’s Information for Health Care Professionals, clinical studies and patient data surveys suggest that the average patient uses approximately 3 grams of dried cannabis a day for their medical conditions. But less than or equal to 1 gram a day can be used for effective results with decreased side-effects. For patients obtaining their medical cannabis from federally-licensed sellers, the present average authorized amount for patients is 2.1 grams a day.
Although there are no apparent restrictions on the daily amount under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, the possession limit is set at 30 times the daily amount or 150 grams, whichever is less.
Yes. We offer a variety of cannabis products to best suit your needs. Please follow the link HERE to access our e-store.
Please get in touch with the team firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed description of your issue, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Due to the continued supply chain disruptions ongoing caused by COVID-19, we regret to inform our customers that certain shipments may experience delays beyond our control.
Fill out an application form and sign up today. A medical practitioner will prescribe as well as consult with you on a medical cannabis regime that is best suited to your condition based on available research and evidence as well as your needs.
Don’t wait. Register HERE.
You can switch to BMCC whenever you want. But as licensed producers are not allowed to return your medical document, you may follow these easy steps:
- Obtain a fresh medical document from one of our medical practitioners
- Cancel the current registration with you existing licensed producer
- Fill out and complete BMCC’s simple registration form (LINK)
- BMCC’s medical practitioner will take care of organizing your new medical document
You can receive your prescription within 24 hours of your consultation with a medical practitioner practitioner.
We will get in touch in order to confirm your prescription, after which you can use our online portal for ordering your product.
Once you have confirmed your registration and placed your first order, you will typically receive your package on the within a few business days, depending on your location and available shipping options
No. You do not need to be a Canadian citizen or hold a specific residency status in order to register or purchase our products.
However, you DO need to reside in Canada.
BMCC will remind you to renew your prescription 30 days prior to expiration. It is recommended that you book an appointment with us a few days before your prescription for medical cannabis expires to avoid possible gaps in the treatment process.
Only qualified doctors or nurse practitioners licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons can complete your medical document.
BMCC will help you connect you with appropriate medical professionals for your consultation. Our team of experienced medical practitioners will assess your medical history and guide you on the best course of medical cannabis treatment tailored to your needs.
Our team of medical practitioners will ensure that you receive a smooth and enjoyable medical cannabis treatment process. We’ll provide assistance, support, as well as on-going education regarding medical cannabis and your treatments.
Many recent studies show that medical cannabis can help treat a number of conditions and symptoms. Some conditions that cannabis can improve are:
- Sleep disorders
- Cancer-induced nausea
- Chronic pain
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain forms of epilepsy
- HIV-induced weight gain
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Traumatic brain injuries
The cost of medical cannabis products varies from one product to another.
We offer coverage though our affiliated partner OMBAS who specialize in health care spending accounts.
Many Canadian insurance companies have started to include medical cannabis in their group coverage. But in order to receive the reimbursement of prescriptions, a drug identification number is required, which medical cannabis does not have yet. We advise you to check with your insurance company before submitting any claims related to medical cannabis. However, OMBAS will offer the most flexible coverage.
Yes. Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes law, medical cannabis that is prescribed is eligible for a medical expense tax credit.
Contact OMBAS if you want to receive coverage from your employer under the companies’ health plan.
For Medical Practitioners (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners):
If you feel that a patient might benefit from a consultation and through the use of prescribed medical cannabis, please refer to our online application form.
No. Medical practitioners do not require a special license in order to prescribe medical cannabis. Medical practitioners need to follow and abide by strict guidelines dictated by the respective province within which they practice.
On a nationwide level, physicians are able to authorize and prescribe medical cannabis in accordance with provincial guidelines. Depending on the province, nurse practitioners are also able to prescribe medical cannabis.