Dr. Vahid Salimpour M.D
Medical Doctor, Apollo Cannabis Clinics
Dear Dr. Salimpour, I’ve been hearing a lot about medical cannabis, and I think it might help my pain and sleep issues. I asked my doctor, but they said they don’t know enough about it to write a prescription. What should I do?
Curious about Medical Cannabis
Asking your family doctor was a good first step, but most health practitioners aren’t experts on cannabis and may not feel comfortable prescribing such a misunderstood medicine. Medical cannabis is very personal — each and every patient requires an individualized treatment plan that’s tailored to their unique needs, as well as ongoing support.
That’s why you need an expert’s opinion. Just as you would go to a dermatologist for a skin issue, effective treatment with medical cannabis requires guidance from a qualified specialist.
Just as you would go to a dermatologist for a skin issue, effective treatment with medical cannabis requires guidance from a qualified specialist.
Once you’ve connected with us, all you have to do is discuss your condition honestly with our specialist so they can determine if medical cannabis is right for you. Patients, including those in palliative care, work with us to address a wide range of medical issues, including pain, anxiety, and sleep issues. If it’s determined that medical cannabis could help you, our educators will build you a personalized treatment plan and start you on your journey toward an improved quality of life.
Fortunately for you, help is within reach. I’m a physician at Apollo Cannabis Clinics, a nation-wide clinic network that’s helped more than 20,000 patients since 2013.
Our services are free of charge, and you don’t need a referral from your family doctor. We pride ourselves on being incredibly accessible, which is why our educators are on-call seven days a week should you require more support.
The last thing we want Canadians to do is self-medicate without any physician oversight or education, which is part of the reason why Apollo exists. By sticking with the medical stream, you can rest assured knowing your medication is tax-deductible and more affordable than the recreational market. There are even discount programs available for those who need support.
I hope this helps, Curious. Best of luck on your journey!
Dr. Vahid Salimpour M.D