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Frequently Asked Questions

To register with ABcann, download the Registration Forms and fill out the necessary pages. You will need to take the Medical Document to your Health Care Practitioner for them to fill out and sign. The forms can then be sent directly by fax from your Health Care Practitioner's office or the originals can be mailed to us at P.O. Box 157, Napanee, ON, K7R 3M3.

The goal of the ACMPR, as stated by Health Canada, is to treat medical cannabis more like other pharmaceutical medications. Under the ACMPR, Health Canada will no longer serve as the authorization body for medical cannabis in Canada. Health Canada will license producers to provide dried cannabis directly to medical marijuana patients. Patients must first register with the Licensed Producer by submitting documentation including a Medical Document authorized by a licensed Health Care Practitioner and the appropriate application.

ABcann will direct bill Veteran Affairs if Page 6 is complete from our Registration Forms, or if preferred, just the Veterans Affairs application. A credit card is required and a pre-authorization will be taken for your orders until we have been approved for payment from Veteran Affairs.

We do! Complete the necessary form and send us the necessary documents. If you qualify, you will receive a 15% discount on product ordered each month. You can download the application here.

You are able to order 30 times your daily dosage up to a maximum of 150 grams. For example if your prescription is 2 grams per day you may order 60 grams for a thirty day period.

ABcann's current available strains can be found under our Cannabis Shop page. If not currently an ABcann client, or signed in, see our Product section.

ABcann grows their product in a standardized and repeatable environment specific to each strain. The technology allows for complete control and monitoring of the growth environment to ensure a standardized process each time.

Current payment options include Email Money Transfer, credit card (VISA, MC, in Canadian Funds, or VISA Interac Debit), certified cheque or money order. Payment must be received prior to your shipment being sent.

For your convenience ABcann has done the work for you. Check out our patient ready products today.

All orders are delivered by mail through a secure courier. The parcel must be signed by someone 18 years or older.No shipping fee for first shipment. After that there is a $5 flat rate shipping fee for your order. Unless you order over $150 then ABcann will waive that fee.

ABcann is in the process of applying for the license to produce cannabis oil, and hopes to offer these products in the near future.

Medical cannabis can be administered using a variety of methods. The length of effectiveness as well as overall effect itself will vary depending on the method of intake.

Vaporization is an effective way to deliver the therapeutic effects of cannabis without the toxic by-products of burning plant matter. Vaporizers work by heating the cannabis past the boiling point of the active compounds but below the point of plant matter combustion. Vaporization is generally accepted as a method that is safer than smoking.

Cannabis tea is usually made by infusing the leaves of the plant in hot water or milk. While water based tea is generally not very efficient, using milk, which contains fat, proves to be more effective.

Cannabis Oil:
A concentrated form of medical cannabis typically ingested in small doses either by tincture or in capsule form.

Cannabis can be infused into butter or oil that is then cooked in food. Edibles, as they are generally referred as, usually take longer to take effect than smoking or vaporizing and will last much longer.

Doctor's Resources

stethoscopeIn recent years the relationship between health and cannabinoids (CBD) is being studied extensively. Scientific and clinical research -much of it sponsored by the US government- underscores CBD's potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.

If you are a licensed health care practitioner and you want to know more about the use of cannabis for medical purposes, visit Health Canada.

Helpful Definitions

THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol)
Cannabis' main active ingredient is THC. THC was initially identified as the compound that accounts for virtually all of cannabis' pharmacological activity. THC is the main cannabinoid that is psychoactive (ie: makes an individual experience a "high").
CBD (Cannabidiol)
CBD is the other main cannabinoid that contributes to medicinal effects. Strains high in CBD provide the medicinal effects without the "high" associated with THC.
Terpenes are found in many plants not just Cannabis. Terpenes are responsible for the flavour and aromas.
Trichomes are the resin producing structures of the plant. This area contains the highest level of cannabinoids.
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes three species (and seven taxa) or subspecies, sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The plant is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC (cannabinoids), which is obtained by curing the flowers. Various compounds, including hashish and hash oil, are extracted from the plant.
Patient Ready
The smaller flowers from the plant. These are ground to allow for quick and easy use. Ideal for those with mobility issues.
Hand Trimmed
The largest, firmest flower, professionally prepared by hand.
A multi-purpose product made from a mixture of tips and small flowers, milled for your convenience.