Aqualitas is one of the few licensed producers to have a Medical & Patient Advisory Board. Our Board includes family and specialized medical professionals, research scientists, a dietitian, a nurse, a pharmacist, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and patients who have found relief using medical cannabis. The Board members are familiar with the use of cannabis to assist people in palliative care, with AIDS, Crohn’s, MS, cancer, arthritis, and PTSD.

As a health care practitioner, you have access to our Director of Medical Sales and members of our Client Care team.

View the Terms of Reference for the Board.

Under the Cannabis Regulations, medical and nurse practitioners can authorize the medical use of cannabis.  Medical practitioners must be registered and entitled under provincial laws to practise medicine.  Nurse practitioners must be registered and entitled under provincial laws to practise as a nurse practitioner or equivalent designation.

Medical documents provided by health care practitioners must comply with the regulations established by Health Canada.

Health care practitioners can receive cannabis on behalf of their patients, if authorized to do so.

Download our Medical Document for health care practitioners.

Download a waiver of liability.

 

Links

Health Canada:  Information for Health Care Practitioners

Health Canada:  Daily Amount Fact Sheet

Canadian Medical Association, Policy:  Medical Marijuana

College of Family Physicians of Canada, Medical Marijuana Position Statement

Canadian Medical Protective Association:  Medical Marijuana: Considerations for Canadian Doctors

 

Other Links

Research:

Under the Cannabis Act, which takes effect October 17, 2018, there will be many new opportunities for cannabis research. Here are some studies and published papers to date. We will continue to add papers and resources as they become available.

Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids

International Association of Cannabis Medicines has a lengthy list of studies on a variety of symptoms and ailments

Canadian Cannabis Medical Council

Link to a medical marijuana resource center

 

Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons:

British Columbia, Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Alberta, Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Saskatchewan, Prescribing Medical Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Resources

Ontario, Marijuana for Medical Purposes

Quebec, order cannabis for medical purposes

New Brunswick, Medical Marijuana

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island Marijuana Prescribing

Nova Scotia, New Policy Regarding the Authorization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

Newfoundland and Labrador, Advisory and Interim Guideline – Marihuana for Medical Purposes

Words from our team

“I am proud to contribute to the success of such a unique and important company based in Nova Scotia. Having grown up 40 minutes away from the Aqualitas facility I am extremely motivated to play a key role in Aqualitas growth in the medical cannabis space and to help stimulate the economy in Nova Scotia's south shore region.”

Kyle Atkinson, Director of Medical Sales & Client Care