Is Medical Cannabis an Effective Treatment for A Patient?
The effectiveness of medical cannabis treatment depends on the patient, the condition, and the dose. Studies have shown that medical cannabis can be an effective treatment option for a range of physical and psychological conditions. Visit our Doctors Resources section for more detailed information and links to resources regarding medical cannabis treatment.
What Makes Medical Cannabis an Effective Treatment?
Cannabinoids give cannabis its medical effects. There are hundreds of cannabinoids but the most well understood are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and Cannabinol (CBN). These compounds interact with cannabinoid receptors in the human body called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are contained in the brain and react to psychoactive cannabinoids like THC. CB2 receptors are contained in the nervous system and lymph nodes and react to the non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD. More information about cannabinoids can be found on our Doctors Resources page.
How Is INDIVA Medical Cannabis Different From Illegal Cannabis?
Medical cannabis produced by an LP like INDIVA is grown from genetic material which is pre-approved by Health Canada. During the cultivation process our medical cannabis undergoes stringent quality, consistency, safety, and quality assurance protocols. INDIVA closely follows the regulations Health Canada’s has in place to protect Canadians and regulate the nation’s cannabis supply. As a result INDIVA medical cannabis is more consistent and higher quality than illegally-grown cannabis.
Where is INDIVA Medical Cannabis Produced?
INDIVA medical cannabis is produced at a state-of-the-art indoor production facility located in London, Ontario.
How is INDIVA Medical Cannabis Grown?
INDIVA medical cannabis is grown using Government-approved genetics in a state-of-the-art facility. INDIVA’s master grower follows a process refined over decades of experimentation and experience with cultivation. Our growing procedure combines chemistry, horticulture, and custom engineering to produce optimal results. We follow artisanal growing procedures, recycle our soil, and only use fertilizer to help our plants thrive and provide patients with a safe, consistent medicine.
How Does INDIVA Ensure a Quality Product?
The INDIVA facility, process, and quality assurance protocols have all been approved by Health Canada. Our quality controls are implemented by a seasoned quality assurance specialist with 2 decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Employees who enter cultivation areas are specially trained to follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and wear full-body protective garments issued by INDIVA. All growing rooms and connecting hallways are panelled from floor to ceiling with pharmaceutical-grade plastic or epoxy which is easy to clean.
How Does INDIVA Ensure Consistency Between Doses?
INDIVA sends a sample of each batch of cannabis to an approved third-party testing facility. A batch is not sent to patients until we’ve received confirmation from the laboratory that the potency, quantity of cannabinoids, and terpene profile match the required amounts.
Will My Patient’s Medical Plan Cover Medical Cannabis?
Medical cannabis is sometimes covered by OHIP and private insurance plans. However, most plans don’t cover medical cannabis products.