FAQ

 
 

How can Curative Care help YOU?

Curative Care connects you to a network of Health Care Practitioners & Specialists for a medical assessment and a prescription for medical Cannabis ANYWHERE in Canada. Curative Care also assists connecting Canadians with any one of Health Canada's numerous Licensed Producers (Broken Coast, Tweed, MedReleaf, Beleave, Etc).

If you are 25 years of age & older, we will also mail out an ORIGINAL medical document to the address stated on your application. With this ORIGINAL document, you can apply to Health Canada to be able to produce medical Cannabis for your personal use. This process takes about a 4 to 5 month processing time.

Curative Care makes the process of obtaining a Cannabis prescription accessible and very simple. become a member today!

Is Curative Care a dispensary?

No. Curative Care is not a dispensary and we do not sell any cannabis products. It is currently illegal to have a storefront where cannabis is sold in Canada unless youโ€™re authorized by the province.

Is Medical Cannabis legal in Canada?

Yes it is. 

Health Canada has approved the use of Cannabis as a legal medicine since 2001 - there are over 40 Health Canada regulated Licensed Producers who sell it to Canadians.

Curative Care helps Canadians obtain informed, legal, safe and responsible access while working within Health Canada's guidelines.

*Since August 24, 2016 patients are also now allowed to grow their own medicine under the former regulations known as the acmpr.

What is the the cannabis act?

The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018.  Since that date, new regulations have replaced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

Some changes have been made to improve patient access.

Patients authorized by their health care provider are still able to access cannabis for medical purposes by:

Subject to the legal age limit in their province or territory, they are also able to buy cannabis:

  • at provincial or territorial authorized retail outlets

  • through provincial or territorial authorized online sales platforms

Identifying legal cannabis products

Legal cannabis products are only sold through retailers authorized by your provincial or territorial government.

Legal cannabis products have an "excise stamp" on the package. The stamp has security features to prevent forgery, just like passports and banknotes.

Each province and territory has a different coloured excise stamp.

Legal cannabis products will also carry the standardized cannabis symbol and mandatory health warning messages to provide information on risks of use.

Initially, adults will be able to legally purchase fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oils and seeds or plants for cultivation from authorized retailers.

Other products, such as edible products and concentrates, will be legal for sale approximately one year after the Cannabis Act has come into force and federal regulations for their production have been developed and brought into force.


How do I become a member of curative care?

In order to become a member of curative care and legally purchase medical Cannabis from a Licensed Producer (LP) or grow your own medical Cannabis for personal use, Canadians must have a medical document, similar to a prescription stating their diagnosis (Cancer, Epilepsy, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, Migraines, Etc). If you do not have a medical document stating your diagnosis, Curative Care can refer you to a private Specialist that comes included with our membership fee.

Which province does Curative Care operate in?

Curative Care provides our services of Health Care Practitioners ALL OVER CANADA. We are not restricted to one single province. We can help you no matter where you reside in Canada.

How long does the process take with Curative Care to be prescribed Cannabis?

Our process takes about 2 to 3 weeks to complete. 

What is the reason for the referral to our private Specialist?

Health Canada requires Canadians to have a previous medical history or document stating your diagnosis (Anxiety, Cancer, Epilepsy, Migraines, etc). If you do not have a medical document stating a diagnosis or you are having trouble booking an appointment with a clinic in your area, Curative Care can refer you to our private Specialist that comes included with our membership fee.

What is the medical document Curative Care will issue?

Similar to a prescription, the medical document includes information such as the daily dosage, expiration date, etc. sent directly to the Licensed Producer of your choice.

If you are 25 years of age & older, we will also mail out an ORIGINAL medical document to the address stated on your application. With this ORIGINAL document, you can apply to Health Canada to be able to produce medical Cannabis for personal use. This process takes about a 4 to 5 month waiting time.

Will I be able to grow my own Cannabis?

under our company policy, If you are 25 years of age & older, yes. Under the cannabis act, patients are still allowed to grow their own Cannabis for personal medical use. 

How many plants can I grow at any given time?

under our company policy, If you are 25 years of age & older and have applied for a growers certificate with health canada - it will depend on how many grams per day you are prescribed. please click here for the calculations on how many plants you can grow based on the amount of grams prescribed.

what is my storage limit?

under our company policy, If you are 25 years of age & older and have applied for a growers certificate with health canada - it will depend on how many grams per day you are prescribed. please click here for the calculations on what your storage amount is based on the amount of grams prescribed.

Can I have another individual grow for me?

Yes. Under the cannabis act, you may designate (Designated Person) someone who does not have a criminal charge within the last 10 years to grow your cannabis for you.

how much can i possess as a medical cannabis user?

You are allowed to possess up to a 30-day supply of dried cannabis, or its equivalent. Your maximum amount is based on the lower amount of what your health care practitioner has recommended, or 150 grams.

For example, if your health care practitioner recommends:

  • 2 grams of dried marijuana a day, you can possess up to 60 grams of dried marijuana at one time

    • 2 grams x 30 days = 60 grams

  • 6 grams of dried marijuana a day, you can possess only 150 grams of dried marijuana

    • 6 grams x 30 days = 180 grams

    • the maximum amount is still only 150 grams, as set out in the regulations

What is Cannabis best prescribed for?

Although there are no official guidelines for its use for specific conditions, the cannabis act allows medical Cannabis to be recommended as a treatment for almost ANY condition or ailment.

How do i consume cannabis?

Edibles and concentrates are not yet legal for purchase in Canada.

If you have any health issues or have questions about the effects of cannabis on your health you should speak to your health care provider.

If you use cannabis, learn how to use it responsibly and reduce risks for yourself and others. In general, start low and go slow.

  • Start with small amounts

  • Choose products with a low amount of THC and an equal or higher amount of CBD

  • Avoid combining cannabis with alcohol and/or other substances as this increases impairment

  • Use cannabis in a safe and familiar environment and with people you trust

  • Avoid smoking cannabis

  • Avoid frequent use

  • Don't drive or go to work impaired

Where can I buy Medical Cannabis?

Under the rules of the cannabis act, Licensed Producers are the only legal source of purchasing Cannabis . provincial dispensaries are for recreational purposes.

What is the price of the medicine?

Under the cannabis, Licensed Producers are allowed to set their own prices. Currently, prices range from $4-$12 per gram. It should be noted that speculation is that prices will drop as the program becomes more established.

How do i switch to a different licensed producer?

You may switch to a different licensed producer at any time. Licensed producers are, however, not allowed to return your medical document. In order to switch licensed producers you must:

  • obtain a new medical document from your health care practitioner

  • cancel your registration with your current licensed producer

  • complete a registration form specific to the new licensed producer

  • provide the original of your new medical document to the new licensed producer

Registration forms are available on our licensed producerโ€™s tab or by contacting them directly.

You may wish to contact the licensed producer you choose to register with for further information regarding application requirements.

Do I have to renew next year?

Yes. You must renew every year which is standard Health Canada Regulations. 

Will the Curative Care fees be same next year?

Prices vary. It's our objective to bring you an affordable service.

Does Curative Care sell Cannabis or products containing THC or CBD?

No, we do not sell Cannabis or derivatives of the plant.  Yet.