A one-stop-shop for medical cannabis solutions
Embrun-based clinic will soon be launching a new service called Seed 2 Weed for registered patients using marijuana, providing them with the equipment, products and expertise to grow their own cannabis.
Seven months ago, Jeff Lamoureux, a managing consultant, partnered with InfoCannabis owner and director Frank Medewar to bring the clinic to the next level, and help patients discover how cannabis can help them with their chronic illness.
Education of cannabis in its varying ways and forms is the main concern for the two educational professionals. “We have women with endometriosis, who can actually take a suppository and it removes the pain,” explained Medewar.
In fact, more and more statistics and stories are supporting the medical powers of weed, as the owner himself witnessed: “We have a madam who had stage four cancer. Last year, when I first sat down with her, they gave her maybe a month and a half to live. Two weeks ago, she got her results and has nothing but scar tissue left where the tumor was. She used cannabis oil.”
From first time users of cannabis to palliative care patients, the goal of the two educators is to help anyone who also has a current medical diagnosis in Canada, and provide them with solutions other than strong pharmaceutical products.
“It’s pretty phenomenal,” said Lamoureux, explaining how marijuana contributes to changing patients’ way of life. “They go from taking morphine and being stuck to the couch not doing anything, to taking CBD (cannabidiol) oil and being able to cut the grass, to eat and almost do backflips.”
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive, meaning patients don’t get “high” off of this organic chemical. CBD is all relaxation without intoxication.
The current medical marijuana regulations in Canada for growing marijuana for medical purposes came into effect in August 2016, and the amount of marijuana that can be grown by a registered patient depends on how much marijuana they have been prescribed per day. According to the Seed 2 Weed partners, growing provides a way more affordable option for patients.
Full legalization of marijuana appears to be on track for July 2018, which will make Canada just the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to completely legalize the cultivation, sale and possession of the drug for medical and recreational purposes.
“We are going to be selling cannabis, we are just waiting for the green flag,” added Lamoureux, who envisions the business as a Costco for cannabis. “Our goal is not to get the weed from the street, it’s to go through the licensed dispensaries and sell their weed. We want to be the leading front.”
During the meet-and-greet barbecue, which will be held outside in the back of their offices (866 Notre Dame Street, Embrun) on August 26, the educational professionals will be available to answer any questions on their new services - ranging from growing equipment and growing consultations, to professional grow room setup.
Les partenaires Jeff Lamoureux (consultant en gestion), à gauche, et Frank Medewar (propriétaire et directeur) organisent un barbecue le 26 août prochain afin de lancer la nouvelle branche d’InfoCannabis, visant à fournir l’équipement, les services et...