Managing Arthritis

Accessing Medical Cannabis

A doctor holds a clipboard as she talks to an older male patient

There are a number of reasons why it’s better to access medical cannabis for your arthritis through a healthcare provider than to buy recreational cannabis from a retail store.  A healthcare provider can suggest a product and dosage that meets your specific health needs, taking into account your health history and any other medications.  Your doctor will also be able to monitor your symptoms and adjust your treatment as necessary.

Medical cannabis users also have additional rights and tax benefits unavailable to people who purchase cannabis through recreational channels.  Accessing medical cannabis may seem a bit confusing at first, but there are just a few simple steps to follow. This video takes you through the process of talking to your doctor, obtaining a medical document, registering with a licensed seller, and purchasing medical cannabis.  To learn more, visit our Medical Cannabis resources.