Doctor Approval

The best approach is to speak openly and honestly with your current doctor. Ask your doctor if medical cannabis can help with your medical condition. If your doctor determines that medicinal cannabis is right for you, they can sign a prescription form. 
For a Medicinal Cannabis recommendation to be valid in the Province of British Columbia, it must contain these components:

  • The recommendation must be written on the doctor’s letterhead and faxed directly to our clinic.
  • The recommendation should contain the disease/ailment that Cannabis is prescribed for.
  • The doctor must sign the recommendation.
  • The recommendation must contain the doctor’s Stamp and/or Medical License Number.

Recommendation Verification

If your health care practitioner does not fax your recommendation directly to our clinic, then verification may be required. On your initial visit, CanMed will contact your health care provider to verify that the recommendation is valid.