Medical marijuana provides a natural and safe alternative to pharmaceutical treatments in a wide range of conditions. Patients suffering from physical and mental illnesses are now empowered to consider cannabis as part of their treatment plan.
Our team at Medical Marijuana Services is available to help you access medical marijuana in Toronto as a natural, legal, and effective treatment. Our experienced and compassionate doctors will be able to offer you support and advice via our online clinic and help you gain access if you decide that cannabis is the right course of treatment.
Is Medical Marijuana Toronto the Right Treatment for You?
Given the long history of legal restriction surrounding cannabis, its therapeutic qualities have not always been appreciated by the medical community. New research is beginning to show empirical evidence to support claims of marijuana’s extensive therapeutic benefits.
Pharmaceutical treatments often carry severe and/or dangerous side-effects to the extent that some patients would rather suffer their ailments with no intervention than encounter additional health issues as a result of traditional treatments. These medicines may also fail to treat the entirety of a patient’s symptoms, with their ineffectiveness causing prolonged distress.
Cannabis is known to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
Cannabis Provides Relief for Many Conditions
Chronic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Analgesics (pain killers) are the usual pharmaceutical treatments prescribed by physicians. However, long-term use of analgesics has been linked to a number of associated conditions such as addiction, liver damage, kidney damage, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Treatment with cannabis can be extremely effective in people living with chronic pain, without the side effects that are associated with long-term analgesic use.
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition that causes damage to nerve cells in parts of the brain. It can cause a number of symptoms including tremors, muscle rigidity, balance problems, slurred speech, nerve pain, and slowness of movement.
As the disease progresses, it can leave patients unable to carry out everyday tasks. Many people living with Parkinson’s lose aspects of their independence, whilst some will become bed bound.
Parkinson’s patients are often prescribed a number of medications, including levodopa, dopamine agonists, and monoamine oxidase-B (MAO-B) inhibitors. These can come with side effects including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, and high blood pressure.
Often these side effects require treatment with additional pharmaceutical products, increasing the burden on a patient’s liver and kidneys. Whilst not curative of the disease, cannabis is known to provide relief to some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s, including tremors, nerve pain, muscle rigidity, and slowness of movement. These benefits are achieved with minimal or no side-effects.
Migraines are characterized by intense, long-lasting headaches, but can also cause a range of associated symptoms including increased sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, poor concentration, and stomach upset.
These symptoms are usually treated with analgesics and antiemetics. Migraines can be debilitating; sufferers sometimes have to take several days off to recover.
The main benefit of using cannabis as a migraine treatment is that it is an effective pain reliever; this helps patients to resume their usual activities quickly, without the side-effects of analgesics. Cannabis can also help to reduce or eliminate nausea, vomiting, and other stomach complaints.
Cancer and Terminal Illness
Some of the most promising areas of research into treatment with cannabis are in the fields of oncology and palliative care. For patients suffering from cancer or terminal illness, intensive treatments to eliminate tumors or halt the spread of disease can cause a range of debilitating side-effects.
Cannabis helps to alleviate some of these symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, pain, sweating, and inflammation. There has also been evidence to suggest that marijuana has antioxidant properties.
Anxiety and Depression
Medical cannabis can also help to ease the mental distress of patients suffering from anxiety and depression in relation to their diagnosis. Cannabis is known for its relaxing qualities, which can provide critical relief at a traumatic time.
Accessing Medical Marijuana in Toronto
We’ll help make the process of accessing medical marijuana in Toronto as straightforward and stress-free as possible. The first step is to complete our simple online application form.
We will review the information you provide and schedule an online consultation to discover more about your symptoms. We work efficiently to ensure that your application is processed as quickly as possible; for 95% of MMS members, this takes 3 – 7 days.
We understand that finding a doctor who is willing to recommend cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceutical therapy can be difficult. That’s why we connect you with one of our experienced and understanding physicians, via telemedicine, who will consider each case on an individual basis.
Our doctors are happy to complete a professional assessment of your medical symptoms to determine whether medical cannabis should be considered. If it is determined that your condition or symptoms might benefit from treatment with medical cannabis, we will support you in gaining safe and legal access to your medication from a Licensed Commercial Producer (LCP).
We also offer regular follow-ups with a physician once you have started treatment, and are always on hand to support you.
Apply Online for Medical Marijuana Toronto Today!
Since MMS was established in 2013, our goal has been to give people easier access to medical cannabis and improve their quality of life. If you are unsure of whether you are a good candidate for medical marijuana in Toronto, don’t hesitate to contact our team and speak with someone before applying.
Apply today using our simple online form and we will help you on your journey towards improving your health and quality of life. Our team can be reached by phone or through email if you have any questions.