The curious first-timer's guide to legal cannabis in Calgary

Feb 9 2018, 10:25 pm

There’s no denying it: cannabis is a hot topic in Canada right now. And since the estimated date of federal legalization (July 1) is likely going to be extended by several months, there are many questions you’ll want the answers to.

If you’re a first-time medicinal cannabis user, you’re going to want to know all the facts; where you can buy weed (legally), the kind of strain recommended for your condition, how much weed you can have in your possession, and so on.

Asking Google for the answers may leave you even more confused or with a sheer information overload. That’s why it can be beneficial to consult a legal medical cannabis resource centre like 420 Clinic.

Located on 9th Avenue, the clinic has been the first of its kind in Alberta to offer patient-oriented services specifically for medical cannabis since it opened in 2014. Committed to educating both doctors and patients, 420 Clinic can help you navigate the legal cannabis landscape.

The clinic is constantly getting asked questions surrounding cannabis legalities and aims to address some of the biggest members of the public have put forward. That’s why 420 Clinic publishes detailed blog posts to answer some of the questions people want to know the answers to.

Here are five facts shared by 420 Clinic in their latest blog post that you may not have known:

  1. Dispensaries are 100% illegal.
  2. Products sold in dispensaries are unregulated and illegal.
  3. There’s no such thing as a ‘cannabis card’.
  4. Only Licensed Producers can sell cannabis online (there are only 79 Licensed Producers in Canada).
  5. Edibles are illegal in Canada.

The clinic can help you understand the difference between legal and illegal operations. They arrange initial assessments with specialists and health professionals to verify if a patient has a qualifying condition before scheduling a meeting with the doctor to prescribe treatment.

Once that’s written up, the prescription will be securely faxed to the Licensed Producer the patient has chosen. Within 5-7 business days they’ll receive a confirmation email, and treatment will be on the way.

For more information, visit 420 Clinic now. To get the latest updates and to stay in the know check out 420 Clinic on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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