Despite adult-use legalization, medical cannabis has continued to be the preferred option for people suffering from a variety of conditions. It has numerous applications, and the medical route can be more beneficial than going for recreational cannabis [*]. More and more patients are turning to the complex plant for its medicinal benefits, as many people are finding it to be a more appealing option when compared to pharmaceutical drugs [*], which can be easy to abuse and have more negative side effects. For patients looking to make the switch to medical cannabis, whether you live a fast-paced city lifestyle or are located in a more remote and rural area, NamasteMD provides the ease of simple, fast, and discreet services from the comfort of your home.
For the ease of our patients, the NamasteMD website is simple to use on your desktop computer, or by simply downloading the app to your smartphone. To start off the process, you will need to register with your email address. Next, you will then receive and have to fill out the online application form. Finally, you need to schedule an online appointment with one of our registered nurse/practitioners, and simply choose a time slot that’s most convenient for you.
Before your official appointment’s start time, one of our project coordinators will contact you to ensure that you are set up with the correct information for your appointment. The coordinator will make sure that your questionnaires are completed, and that you have uploaded valid government ID and/or any other necessary personal information.
Once connected with one of our health care practitioners for your appointment, they will assess and determine your suitability for medical cannabis, and provide you with a prescription. The appointment itself normally takes about 15 minutes. If you qualify for a prescription, a patient coordinator will call you back to ensure that all of your questions and documents have been answered correctly, and then connect you with a Federally Licensed Producer of Medical Cannabis [*]. Medical cannabis prescriptions can be authorized for up to one year, and with NamasteMD, the average prescription is one year. The entire process usually takes less than an hour!
For many Canadians, telemedicine is a viable option, particularly if you are located in a rural community or are living with mobility issues. Telemedicine can also be a great option for people who have busy work schedules, travel frequently, or have found it difficult to get in to see their physician for a prescription or a refill.
NamasteMD is an alternative option to the traditional health care system, and best of all, it’s free!