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Niagara’s First Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens

By Karena Walter, The St. Catherines Standard – Tuesday, September 16 2014

Ronan Levy and Joseph del Moral, directors of the first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara that opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency
Ronan Levy and Joseph del Moral, directors of the first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara that opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency

It looks like any other doctor’s clinic on the inside. There’s a blood pressure pump, stethoscopes and an exam table.

It’s the vaporizer in the consultation room that gives it away.

Welcome to Niagara’s first clinic that focuses solely on patients who may need medical marijuana.

Canadian Cannabis Clinics opened Tuesday at 80 King St. in St. Catharines in the old Corbloc building downtown.

There’s no marijuana on the premises and the office doesn’t sell it.

Instead, a patient makes an appointment with the clinic’s physician who will assess the person to determine if he or she is eligible for a medical document, like a prescription. They can use that document to order medical marijuana from one of 13 licenced producers in Canada.

“The cost of medical marijuana is quite high, almost $7 a gram,” said director Ronan Levy, explaining the clinic has zero patient fees unlike others in the country. “We wanted to remove barriers as much as possible for these patients.”

– Read the entire article at The St. Catherines Standard.

The first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Shown, are vaporizers in the Canvas RX office that advises patients on what strain of cannabis to use and how to consume it, preferably without smoking it. Vapourizors heat the cannabis to a level where the medicinal ingredients are consumable but greatly reduces the health risks associated with smoking it the tradition way. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency
The first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Shown, are vaporizers in the Canvas RX office that advises patients on what strain of cannabis to use and how to consume it, preferably without smoking it. Vapourizors heat the cannabis to a level where the medicinal ingredients are consumable but greatly reduces the health risks associated with smoking it the tradition way. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency
Dr. Barry Waisglass, is the in-house doctor at the first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency
Dr. Barry Waisglass, is the in-house doctor at the first Canadian Cannabis Clinic in Niagara opened on King St. in St. Catharines on Tuesday September 16, 2014. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard/QMI Agency

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