How to Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Calgary

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Helping You Navigate Calgary’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for all kinds of medical conditions, ranging from chronic pain and seizures to insomnia, anxiety, and depression. There is still some debate as to just how effective cannabis is a medicine, but the truth of the matter is that scientists and doctors have compiled dozens of medical conditions that may be helped with cannabis.

Am I Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Calgary?

The 420 Clinic has compiled an exhaustive list of medical conditions that may be treated by cannabis. The site lists some very common conditions such as obesity, alcoholism, impotence, constipation, and hypertension.

But in general, the most common uses of medical marijuana are for the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain. This is probably the most common use of medical marijuana, as chronic pain can be caused by many possible conditions. It can be arthritis, or an old injury that hasn’t healed fully. It’s also a common symptom of such conditions as cancer.
  • Chemotherapy side effects. These include vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite. Many cancer doctors have realized that cannabis is an effective treatment that reduces the severity of these particular side effects of chemotherapy.
  • Multiple sclerosis. This is also a medical condition which can cause pain, which medical marijuana can relieve. But another symptom, called muscle spasticity, may also be another ailment for which cannabis is suitable. This spasticity is a condition which causes some muscles to contract continuously. This causes tightness or stiffness of the muscles, and it can interfere with mobility and speech.

Doctor’s Prescription
To be eligible for medical marijuana in Calgary, you’ll need to be examined by a doctor who can then prescribe cannabis if it is deemed suitable for your situation. Once you have your prescription, you can then apply directly to a licensed grower of medical cannabis so you can fill your prescription.

This is not always a certainty, however, as some doctors remain skeptical of marijuana. Some believe that it doesn’t work, while others think that it is unethical to use or prescribe. And sometimes you may have difficulty understanding the rules that apply to buying cannabis legally.

Getting Help from 420 Clinic
In order to navigate these rules properly, you may take advantage of the assistance offered by marijuana counseling clinics such as 420 Clinic, which can steer you through the entire process. In fact, the clinic can also lead you to the best doctors who recognize the efficacy medical marijuana for certain cases.

You can call 420 Clinic at 1 (403) 475-4205 or visit our website at You can also visit the clinic at 1336 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3.

Once you get the prescription you need from your doctor, the 420 Clinic can then steer you toward the specific variety of marijuana that’s the most effective for your particular symptoms.

Comments 2

  1. First…do you know of a doctor in Edmonton who will prescribe medical marijuana? I have asked 2 doctors and they both refused. (I suppose Edmonton has a way to go to catch up to Calgary!)
    If not, can all be done in one day–see your physician, get the prescription, etc. … I could drive to Calgary and get it all done at once.
    That would be my preference.
    I currently go to the U of A Pain Clinic for arthritis, spinal stenosis, and neuropathy in my feet…I believe I would qualify.
    My other predicament is that my doctor retired a few months ago so I don’t actually have a doctor now. However, I could probably get some of my records from that clinic. What all do you need?
    Prescribed medications don’t work well for me. My hope is that medical marijuana will help some.
    Please let me know what you can do for me.
    If you want to phone me, my Cell # is 780-499-2320.
    Thanks kindly,
    Ann Nachai.

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      Hi Ann, I am sorry to hear of your situation. There are a few different options for you – so I would recommend calling our clinic during business hours for more information. We would be happy to help you out!

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