QUESTIONS ON ACCESS
The authorization of a health care practitioner is required to receive medical cannabis.
Cannabis is not for everyone. Some physical or psychological conditions increase the risk of adverse effects.
In general, cannabis should not be prescribed to:
- Patients with severe cardiopulmonary disease
- Patients with severe liver or renal disease
- Patients with a personal history of psychiatric disorders (especially schizophrenia)
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Patients who have a history of substance abuse
- Patients with respiratory problems such as asthma, unless they choose alternatives to smoking
- Patients taking drugs that slow down the central nervous system, including sleeping pills, tranquilizers, some pain medications, some antihistamines or cold medications, and seizure medications
- Patients taking antiviral drugs used in the treatment of AIDS
Canada’s new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) give your health care practitioner broader discretion in determining if medical cannabis is safe and appropriate for you.
As a Licensed Producer under Health Canada regulations, registration with CanaQuest Medical is open to any individual who ordinarily resides in Canada and provides the appropriate medical document signed by a health care practitioner. Upon approval by CanaQuest Medical a patient will have a unique ID number generated to place orders online or via phone.
A medical document should contain the following information:
- The healthcare practitioner’s given name, surname, profession, business address and telephone number, facsimile number, and email address (if applicable), province of practice, and provincial licence number
- Your given name, surname, and date of birth
- The address of the location at which you consulted with the healthcare practitioner
- The daily quantity of dried marijuana to be used by the person, expressed in grams
- The period of use
Your monthly allotment will refresh every 30 days. The date is calculated by adding three days from your first order date on your current medical document. We must add three business days to account for the estimated delivery of when you received your first cannabis order. For example, if you placed your first order on January 1, 2020, you would add three days to make January 4 the beginning of your 30-day period. Your allotment will reset every 30 days from this date until your active medical document expires or is renewed, at which time a new 30-day period would be established.
Patients can order up to 30 times their daily limit within any 30-day period, but only 150g per order per day.
CanaQuest Medical whole flower packages come in 5-gram units. Due to package design and in accordance with regulatory requirements, the amount in each package may vary from 95%-101% of the labelled amount (example – 5gram pack may contain between 4.75-5.05 grams of product).
CanaQuest accepts the following forms of payment:
- Major credit cards* (including American Express)
- Debit Visa
- Pre-paid credit cards, available at Canada Post or local convenience stores.
*CanaQuest does not accept BMO debit Mastercard.
As noted above, there is a possession limit of either 30 times the daily quantity of dried marijuana indicated by your healthcare practitioner on your medical document, or 150 grams of dried marijuana, whichever is less.
For example, if your medical document specifies 3 grams per day, you would be allowed a maximum of 90 grams at any one time (30 days × 3 grams). However, if your medical document specifies 6 grams per day, you would only be allowed to possess a maximum of 150 grams at any one time, which would be less than your 30-day supply of 180grams.
You can carry with you the lesser of (a) thirty times your daily limit of cannabis (as set out in your medical document), or (b) 150 grams.
For air travel, we recommend contacting your airline to find out what their policy is regarding travelling with medical cannabis, within Canada. If they allow for it, you should be able to declare your medical cannabis and store it safely in your carry-on luggage.
In any case, your medical cannabis should always be in its original packaging with your patient label intact.
Please note that you CANNOT travel outside of Canada with your cannabis.
Mentabinol. However, in addition to our formulated products CanaQuest will provide a wide range of medical cannabis strains to suit your medical condition. From high-CBD strains to Hybrid strains, to high THC-strains, CanaQuest is committed to provide quality medical cannabis. For strains, their consistency and effect, please examine each products for information.
Prices vary by product, amount, strain, and potency and start at $7 per gram. You can learn more about each strain and the cost per gram at the CanaQueststore.com
We offer expedited home delivery that reaches most of our patients within 4 business day(s) barring any logistical delays.
VAC Health Identification Cards are accepted. Where applicable, CanaQuest does not offers direct billing.
Your proof of legal possession will either be the label on the packaging or a separate document accompanying your shipment of dried marijuana from CanaQuest.
As of August 24, 2016, the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) replaced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) (which in turn had replaced the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) on April 1, 2014).
Individuals now have a choice of how to access medical cannabis. By obtaining a medical document from their health care practitioner, they may register to purchase medical cannabis from a licensed producer such as CanaQuest. Alternatively, they may register with Health Canada and opt to grow their own supply of medical cannabis or designate a 3rd party to grow medical cannabis for them. Learn more.
At any LP, part of potency testing is done in house, using methods that are validated according to international pharmacopeia, ie. US Pharmacopeia and European Pharmacopeia. The methods and validations have been recently inspected by Health Canada and found to be fully compliant. The remaining tests are completed in a Heath Canada approved lab. Each sample is tested in triplicate to account for any variation in the plant material.
Potency calculation: calculation of the active THC or active CBD is done by adding the THC + (0.877 * THCA), or CBD + (0.877 * CBDA).
Different labs may use different instruments and/or different methods for calculating total THC. For instance, gas chromatography results in decarboxylation of THCA to THC, which results in a lower total THC calculation. The high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to measure both THC and THCA is a preferable method, as this provides the most accurate quantification of the cannabinoids that are present.