We recommend starting here: Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing (European Journal of Internal Medicine)

College Standards & Guidelines

The Medical Document

Health Canada requires the completion of a “Medical Document” for authorizing patients for medical cannabis. This document contains the same information as a prescription, with the exception of a DIN (medical cannabis does not have a DIN). This document authorizes the patient to order and to possess medical cannabis from a Licensed Producer.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta has a requirement for an additional form, the “Patient Medical Document”, which contains similar information but also includes the indication for which cannabis is being prescribed.

Wayfare will pre-fill these forms for physician review and completion.

Prescribed Amounts

Cannabis is prescribed in grams per day, with the average amount being between 2 and 3 grams (per Health Canada data). Most patients will achieve a therapeutic effect at less than this amount, however the higher prescribed amount allows for patients to deal with supply issues.