Using Medical Cannabis

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Your doctor will determine, in consultation with you:

• Which variety would be most suitable

• What dosage you need

• How to take the medicinal cannabis

You will probably start with a low dosage (see ‘Instructions for use and dosage’). If the effect is insufficient, your doctor will gradually increase the dosage. No maximum dose has been determined. Your doctor can keep increasing the amounts of cannabis you take until an effective result is achieved. Therefore, the dose can vary from one cup of tea a week to several grams a day.

You can take medicinal cannabis in various ways. For example: prepared as tea or inhaled using a vaporiser. It is important for the effect to heat the cannabis before using it. We discourage smoking medicinal cannabis.

When inhaled, the active components of cannabis are absorbed quickly by the body. The maximum effect occurs within 15 minutes, and slowly wears off over three to four hours. It is quite easy to adjust the dose when inhaling. If the effect is insufficient, you can choose to inhale more. You can also stop when you achieve the required effect or when you start feeling side effects.

When medicinal cannabis is drunk as tea, it takes at least 30 to 90 minutes before any effects occur. The maximum effect is usually achieved after two or three hours, and it takes four to eight hours to wear off. Eating high-fat food with the tea can improve the absorption of the active substances.

For more information, consult Dr. David Frederick Hepburn online material:

Market Wired, Award Winning Columnist Dr. David Frederick Hepburn Embarks on Speaking Tour: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/award-winning-columnist-dr-dave-hepburn-embarks-on-speaking-tour-2166319.htm

CBC News, Q&A with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn, B.C. doctor going on medical marijuana speaking tour: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/q-a-with-dr-dave-hepburn-b-c-doctor-going-on-medical-marijuana-speaking-tour-1.3213458





Cannabis Culture, Q&A with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn, B.C. Doctor Going on Medical Marijuana Speaking Tour: http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2015/09/04/qa-with-dr-dave-hepburn-b-c-doctor-going-on-medical-marijuana-speaking-tour


Cannabis Digest, Teaching Cannabis Medicine in Canada: Interviews with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealey: https://cannabisdigest.ca/teaching-cannabis-medicine-canada-interviews-dr-david-hepburn-dr-robert-sealy/



Leafly, Cannabis Shows Great Promise in Treating Cancer—Let’s Not Wreck It With Hyperbole: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-shows-great-promise-treating-cancer-lets-not-wreck-hyperbole

What is medicinal cannabis?

Monday, 19 March 2018

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Cannabis consists of the dried flowers of the female Cannabis sativa L plant, also known as hemp, weed or marihuana. Cannabis contains several active substances, like dronabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is mainly responsible for the effects of cannabis, but others – like CBD – may also influence the effectiveness of the drug. The chemical composition of the cannabis determines the effects and side effects. Cannabis dispensed by pharmacies complies with the strictest quality standards and is intended for medicinal use only. Therefore, it is called medicinal cannabis.

For more information, consult Dr. David Frederick Hepburn online material:

Market Wired, Award Winning Columnist Dr. David Frederick Hepburn Embarks on Speaking Tour: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/award-winning-columnist-dr-dave-hepburn-embarks-on-speaking-tour-2166319.htm

CBC News, Q&A with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn, B.C. doctor going on medical marijuana speaking tour: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/q-a-with-dr-dave-hepburn-b-c-doctor-going-on-medical-marijuana-speaking-tour-1.3213458





Cannabis Culture, Q&A with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn, B.C. Doctor Going on Medical Marijuana Speaking Tour: http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2015/09/04/qa-with-dr-dave-hepburn-b-c-doctor-going-on-medical-marijuana-speaking-tour


Cannabis Digest, Teaching Cannabis Medicine in Canada: Interviews with Dr. David Frederick Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealy: https://cannabisdigest.ca/teaching-cannabis-medicine-canada-interviews-dr-david-hepburn-dr-robert-sealy/



Leafly, Cannabis Shows Great Promise in Treating Cancer—Let’s Not Wreck It With Hyperbole: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-shows-great-promise-treating-cancer-lets-not-wreck-hyperbole