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As a MedReleaf patient you will have access to a wide range of cannabis varieties, including a number of proprietary varieties from our exclusive alliance with Tikun Olam – a world leader in medical cannabis treatment and research. Speak with your doctor today – we look forward to helping you find the medical cannabis option that works best for you.

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, a Latin term, is a genus of flowering plants which include three different species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. At MedReleaf, we grow varieties from both sativa and indica species. Cannabis contains 421 chemicals of which more than 60 are cannabinoids. Among them, THC and CBD are considered of most interest.

What is THC?

THC or delta 9-tetrahydrocannibinol is one of the principle constituents in cannabis. THC induces a psychoactive effect (the high) and is reported to have analgesic properties.

What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is a non psychoactive compound that is reported to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and potentially other health benefits. THC and CBD are just two of the many cannabinoids we focus on (and research) in our quest for the most beneficial varieties.

Why Cannabis?

Throughout history, cannabis has been used for a variety of therapeutic applications. Today, through modern research, our understanding of the potential benefits of cannabis is growing exponentially.

 Read Health Canada’s Overview of Cannabis Here


Did you know that our body produces cannabinoids on its own?

Research has shown that a whole host of chemical compounds produced by the human body are almost identical to those contained within the cannabis plant. They, and their receptor sites, have been aptly named the human ‘endocannabinoid system’ (ECS) because of this similarity. We now understand that cannabinoids from the cannabis plant may offer a valuable replacement mechanism when there is a weakening of our own endocannabinoid system.

How do I choose which variety is right for me?

There is more to choosing the right cannabis medicine than you might think. The level of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids are important pieces of the puzzle. However, our many varieties each have their own unique mixture of terpenoids. This terpenoid profile is what determines the scents and flavours of the different varieties but it also plays an important role in how each variety of cannabis impacts each patient. Terpenoids, sometimes called isoprenoids, are a large and diverse class of naturally occurring organic chemicals. It is important to understand their role in the variety selection process because they can have a significant effect on your course of treatment.

Speak with a member of the MedReleaf Patient Care team and a registered nurse will assist you in finding the right course of treatment.