Why refer my patients to MMPR Counselling?

As experts in the field of medical cannabis, our educators will walk your patient through the endocannabinoid system, medical cannabis properties, THC and CBD ratios, selecting medical cannabis strains from a Licensed Producer, dosage tracking, routes of consumption, legalities and they will share many additional resources. The ultimate goal is to have everyone prepared and feeling comfortable as they begin this new journey to wellness.

How much does my patient have to pay for an appointment with MMPR Counselling?

There is no fee. With their initial visit your patient will receive a free introductory cannabinoid education session with one of our trained cannabinoid educators. Patients should never pay for a medical document (similar to a prescription) for medical marijuana.

How will I be informed of my patient’s treatment and progress?

The educators at MMPR Counselling are your partners in providing effective care to your patients. MMPR Counselling maintains an open dialogue with the referring physician. Following your patient’s appointment at MMPR Counselling, we will send you a Intake Report. MMPR Counselling works collaboratively with you to ensure the patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.

All patients seen will have follow-ups scheduled after their initial visit and upon the expiry of their Medical Document. This will allow us to track their success with the medication, any adverse reactions, their satisfaction with the source (the particular Licensed Producer) and to update their registration with a new medical document. This follow up information will also be shared with their prescribing Physician.

How long will my patient wait for an appointment?

MMPR Counselling will see your patient within 1 to 2 weeks.
If there is a reason your patient needs to see us more urgently, please call us at 1-416-413-9434.


How can I learn more about prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana?

What is the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)?

The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) is the new set of regulations from Health Canada. It replaces the previous rules of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which were officially repealed on August 24, 2016. It outlines the systems for cultivating, selling and distributing medical marijuana in Canada. It includes doctors, patients and large-scale commercial growers. These growers are called Licensed Producers. Under the new regulations, healthcare providers are the only individuals legally able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients. A physician will provide the patient with a medical document1, which is similar to a prescription, but must also include the patient’s name, date of birth, address of consultation, dosage, period of use, and the healthcare practitioner’s name and administrative details.

To obtain access to medical marijuana, patients must register with Health Canada if they wish to produce their own and/or register their medical document1 with a Licensed Producer, who will then send the filled prescription and/or growing supplies to the patient via mail or bonded courier.

No medical marijuana is held on-site at the MMPR Counselling.

You can download our Medical Document1 here.

What is the role of doctors under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)?

Under the new regulations, healthcare providers are the only individuals legally able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients. A physician will provide the patient with a medical document1, which is similar to a prescription, indicating the condition being treated, recommended dosage and duration of time to be used. As this is still considered a narcotic, we advise healthcare practitioners to book follow-up appointments upon filling out the medical document.

Are there amount and duration restrictions under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)?

While there are no restrictions under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations on the daily amount that you may recommend, there is a possession cap of the lesser of 150 grams or 30 times the daily amount and the maximum length of 12 months.

What routes of administration will be recommended for my patients?

Typically, dried marijuana or cannabis oil is consumed inhaled. Smoking is not recommended.
Some individuals use their dried marijuana with a vaporizer or in teas. You can also mix marijuana with fats and butters to create edibles.

Please note that licensed producers can only provide dried or fresh marijuana herb or cannabis oil. Other forms of marijuana, such as edibles or oils, are not permitted to be sold but can be produced at home by the registered patient or their designated producer.
Also note, many licensed producers sell vaporizers at a discounted price.

How many doctors support medical marijuana?

More than 5,000 doctors have written a recommendation for prescription cannabinoids and medical marijuana in the past. This represents about 7% of all doctors in the country.

If you think your patient may benefit from medical marijuana, please download and complete the Medical Document or Patient Referral Form below. Completed forms can be faxed to MMPR Counselling at 1-416-413-1889

Medical Document  1  Download and fill out before printing - must be signed.




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