Medical CBD in Canada: what you need to know

Medical CBD in Canada what you need to know

Interested in Medical CBD in Canada? This article gives you the basics about what CBD is and how it might help alleviate your medical symptoms.

If you are interested in talking to a healthcare expert in medical CBD you can set up a free online consultation with our team at Hello MD. 

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is more commonly referred to, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. “Non-psychoactive” means that you will not experience a “high” like you would with consuming CBD’s cousin THC, which is found in other cannabis-based products.

To ensure you are consuming only CBD, it is a good idea to look at the labels on products you are considering. For instance, our Pura Vida CBD Oil Drops contain <1 mg/g of THC meaning there is only very small trace amounts of THC, as does our Purefarma Hemlixr 30 CBD. 

In Canada, medical CBD has been legal since 2001 for individuals who have a valid prescription from a healthcare practitioner. Since then, CBD has become increasingly popular among patients looking for a natural alternative to traditional medicine.

You can also purchase CBD products from a recreational store, however if you are a first-time user or would like more information, it is highly recommended that you discuss your medical history and current medications with your family physician or one of healthcare professionals at Hello MD. 

While the body of research on medical CBD in Canada continues to grow, it is important to remember that research on the health benefits of CBD remain to be fully understood.

That said, many Canadians have found success using CBD as part of their health routine to help in a variety of health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. CBD is also often used as a complementary therapy to other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

One of the most significant advantages of medical CBD is its safety profile. Unlike traditional medications, CBD is not addictive, and there is no risk of overdose. Furthermore, it does not produce the psychoactive effects associated with THC, the other primary compound found in cannabis.

In fact, a World Health Organization report titled “CDB a Critical Review” [PDF] in 2018 concluded that:

  • In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
  • CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.
  • To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD

Here are some articles we have written recently on the various lines of investigations researchers are taking when it comes to CBD and health:

In Canada, medical CBD is regulated by Health Canada, the federal department responsible for public health. To obtain medical CBD, patients must have a valid prescription from a healthcare practitioner who is authorized to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes. The prescription must specify the daily dose, the duration of treatment, and the method of administration.

Our team of healthcare professionals at Hello MD can give you the medical document you need to purchase CBD products from Tantus Health. Just click here to book your appointment. 

Patients can purchase medical CBD from a licensed producer like our partners at PureFarma and Heritage, who are regulated by Health Canada. As a licensed producer these producers must follow strict regulations to ensure the safety and quality of their products. They are required to test their products for potency, contaminants, and heavy metals, among other things, and to provide this information to patients.

As a Health Canada licensed medical CBD distributor you can purchase high quality medical CBD from us.

Medical CBD products in Canada come in various forms, including oils, capsules, and topical creams. The method of administration depends on the patient’s preference and the condition being treated. For example, some patients prefer to take CBD oil orally, while others prefer to apply a topical cream to a specific area of their body.

For instance, Tantus Health offers a high quality CBD topical cream called feelgood Extra Strength CBD Muscle Cream that people use like a traditional muscle rub while taking advantage of the anti-inflammatory qualities contained in CBD.

Again, while many people have found that CBD helps in the treatment of their medical condition, a lot more the research remains to be done. If you think medical CBD might help you and you are in Canada, consider talking to one of our healthcare professionals who are expert in health and CBD.