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How to Choose a Licensed Producer of Medical Cannabis in Canada

Tilray logo Presented By Tilray May 4, 2015

This article is sponsored by Tilray, a Licensed Producer of medical cannabis in Canada. Operating out of a 60,000 square foot facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Tilray produces and ships hand-trimmed, quality-controlled medical cannabis to patients across Canada.

For Canadian medical marijuana patients, trying to maneuver through Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations can be a little tricky, but here are three simple steps to find a Licensed Producer for your medical cannabis needs and to acquire the medicine you’re legally prescribed.

Step 1: Find a Licensed Producer

Review the list of Canada’s Licensed Producers to find one that works for you. When perusing the list, keep the following tips in mind:

Do some research on Leafly.
What are your medical symptoms? What conditions would you like to treat? Check out Leafly’s Strain Explorer and use our specialized filters to find the right strain for you. Whatever your preference or needs, there’s a strain for that!

Check the LPs’ menus to see which strains they’re carrying.
Each LP offers a variety of strains, so check out their menu to see which products they carry and if they have a strain that’s best for you.

Note the price difference between strains.
Keep in mind that the price per strain per gram varies between each LP and certain, highly-in-demand strains may be priced higher than others.

Read the LP reviews from other patients.
You can read about the quality of medication, timeliness of delivery, and consistency before making your decision.

Step 2: Register With a Licensed Producer

To register with a Licensed Producer, you need to acquire a medical document from your health care practitioner. This document must include the following information:

  • The name and date of birth of the patient
  • The daily recommended quantity of dried cannabis to be used per day (expressed in grams)
  • The period of use for cannabis (not to exceed one year)
  • The address of the location where the patient consulted with the health care practitioner
  • The health practitioner’s name, profession, business address, and phone number, as well as a fax number and email address (if applicable)
  • The province that the health care practitioner is authorized to practice in
  • The health care practitioner’s license number
  • The health care practitioner’s dated signature, together with an attestation by the health care practitioner that the information in the document is correct and complete

Submit the completed and signed document directly to the Licensed Producer (Do not submit the form to Health Canada), along with a patient registration form (which you can obtain directly from the LP you choose).

Step 3: Place Your Order With the LP, Sit Back, Relax, and Wait for Your Medication to Arrive

Once your medical document has been verified and you’ve been approved as a valid medical cannabis patient, Licensed Producers like Tilray will send the cannabis strains you select directly to your doorstep, so you don’t even have to leave your house. Talk about convenient!

If you’re a legal medical marijuana patient and want to sign up with Tilray, contact them today:

Sign up for a Tilray account

  • HonkyGeorge

    Canada doesn’t allow storefronts?

    • BC is more advanced than Ontario

      • Umm…no. Dispensaries operating in BC are doing so illegally.

        • Yes BUT, dispensaries are more patient focused and operated by knowledgeable long time cannabis connoisseurs, rather than suits (non-smokers) trying to cash in on this emerging market.

          Leafly is now owned by Privateer Holdings, owner of Tilray – capitalizing on an industry incorporating government approved pesticides.

  • As a self-professed “sophisticated producer of premium medical cannabis in the world”, how is it that you only disclose the minimum required of only the percentage of THC and CBD? How do you actually expect patients to blindly buy your product with only disclosing those two cannabinoids? A full fingerprint disclosure of cannabinoids AND terpenes in each of your products offered, including the test date, may separate your organization apart.

    Specifically, a strain fingerprint, such as that provided by Steep Hill Labs, is what this industry needs, especially in Canada!!

    Wake up people! It’s high time to demand MORE from this emerging industry ….

  • Ratbastid

    This is an obvious “advertorial” piece, obviously to sell patients on this LP’s product.
    I would be cautious if I were in the LP business right now as there’s an enormous discussion going on in Canada presently. My firm is engaged with governments now, on how the recreational regulation is going to look, in particular the education piece which has implications on the medical side. Its beginning to look like patients/rec users may be required to take an educational “certification” program for responsible use, before they will be able to order anything. Physicians will provide the info or check for the certification provided by the patient. The LPs would be wise to notice this potential move by the government because ads like this will not help without a responsible use certification.