Frequently Asked Questions

01

Do I need a referral?

 

Although not necessary, this is preferred.  Referrals typically ensure that there is a complete history prior to appointment, typically ensuring a more successful appointment. 

02

Is there any cost?

 

No, all appointments are covered with a valid Health Card.  

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Am I guaranteed a script for medical cannabis

 

No!  Each patient that comes to GreenDot will be properly evaluated with a full history and physical as part of the evaluation process, but an appointment does not guarantee scripts.  Only patients that are deemed a good candidate will be prescribed a cannabinoid, either synthetic or grown, as part of a treatment plan.  

05

How do i get my prescription cannabinoid?

 

Each patient has the right to choose which Licensed Producer (LP) they would like to order the medical marijuana.  The script will be sent by GreenDot to the LP, and the patient must register with the LP.  After a verification process, the patient may place their order with the producer.  

 

We encourage patients to not go to dispensaries or compassion clubs unless they are under the MMAR and have designated grower.  

8) How do I learn more about Medical Marijuana?

 

At GreenDot Medical Center, we hope to educate you with as much information about your treatment and care.  There is always new information and research development.  Michael G. Degroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is a wonderful resource with summarized and up-to-date information https://cannabisresearch.mcmaster.ca/insights/research-summaries.   Patients can check out Health Canada for more information.

06

How do i know what cannabinoid therapy is best for me?

 

You will work with our health care team to choose the licensed producer, strain, and form of cannabinoid that would be most suitable.  

07

How should i consume my prescription cannabis?

Product can be taken via inhalation (vaporization) and/or oral consumption.  We do not recommend that you smoke cannabis.  It is only permitted by Health Canada that dried product and oils be prescribed to patients.  

08

Where can i learn more about prescription cannabis?

At GreenDot Medical Center, we hope to educate you with as much information about your treatment and care.  There is always new information and research development.  Michael G. Degroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research is a wonderful resource with summarized and up-to-date information https://cannabisresearch.mcmaster.ca/insights/research-summaries.   Patients can check out Health Canada for more information.

09

How can i speed up the process for my appointment?

 

Ensure that your application is filled out completely and you have supporting documentation. Any lapse in documenation will lead to a delay in your initial appointment.