Once you’ve done your research and have decided that you’re ready to sign up for your own medical cannabis prescription, one of the easiest ways to get one is through the NamasteMD app or desktop site. NamasteMD is a great cost-free option if you are always on the go, because you can set up and complete your appointments from your phone or laptop. The NamasteMD App is also a great option for patients who are located in more remote and rural areas without easy access to medical cannabis. NamasteMD provides the ease of simple, fast, and hassle-free services from the comfort of your home or on the go!
To start off the process with NamasteMD, you will need to go to the desktop site, where you can also find the link to download the app directly to your smartphone. You will then need to register with your email address, create a password, and confirm your account through the verification email. Next, you will receive an online application form which only takes a few minutes to complete. The application form requires personal information, so be prepared to sign up with a photo of yourself, a valid government ID to prove your age and address, and also information regarding your preferences and expectations for your medical cannabis experience. Finally, you will be asked to select a time slot that best suits your availability for your appointment with one of the registered nurse practitioners. The process is simple and fast, allowing you to sign up for an appointment and hear whether or not you're approved for medical documentation within a few hours.
Once you have set up the appointment time with a nurse/practitioner, a project coordinator will call you. They will check that you are prepped for the appointment with the necessary information, ask if you have any questions, and confirm that you will still be able to make the appointment (note: there is a $50 cancelation fee if you cancel your appointment within 24 hours of the time slot you selected). Once those steps have been completed, you are ready for your appointment!
To ensure there are no issues connecting with the nurse/practitioner, log in to the NamasteMD app or desktop site early (NamasteMD recommends 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment). Once you log in, you need to quickly test your wifi connection and video/microphone capabilities. Once those have been checked, wait a few minutes for your nurse/practitioner.
Once you connect with them, you and the practitioner will discuss why you are turning to medical cannabis, what you are looking to use it for, and what type of product you are looking for. After your talk, the practitioner will let you know if you qualify for medical cannabis, how much for the dosage, and give you a prescription (which can be valid for anywhere between three months to a year).
The appointment itself takes roughly 10 minutes to complete. The practitioner will then ask if you had any licensed producers in mind that you would like to purchase from. If you are looking for flowers and oils, as Canada's premiere sales-only licensed producer, CannMart is a fantastic option.
If you go with CannMart, the process will be expedited, as the nurse/practitioner at NamasteMD can pass your number along to CannMart, who will give you a call back soon after. Once they call you, you will speak with a representative from CannMart who will email you an application. The application can be filled out in under five minutes. Once submitted, you will receive a notification that it should take approximately 24-48 hours to process.
Note: If you don’t choose CannMart, NamasteMD will email you a list of Federally Licensed Producer of Medical Cannabis to look at instead.
NamasteMD is a top quality service for Canadians seeking medical cannabis care. Your products can be purchased online (as well as over the phone) and delivered to you by mail. Telemedicine options like NamasteMD may be the only option for patients located in rural communities or for those people living with mobility issues. Namaste is also 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 a great alternative option to the traditional health care system, and best of all, it’s free!
While cannabis may work well for some patients, they may not be for everyone. To determine your specific needs for intaking cannabis, feel free to reach out to your Namaste nurse practitioner at Namaste MD for any questions you may have.
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