Yes. Your appointment with the Doctor is covered by MSP, at no charge to you. Our clinic does not have annual membership fees.
Yes, we are. Our Physicians and Nurses are all licensed with theirregulatory bodies and hold active practicing licenses.
We are seeing more and more private insurance companies providing partial or full coverage on medical cannabis as time goes on. I have not yet seen direct billing from the LP’s to insurance companies, but I suggest submitting your invoices from your medical cannabis purchases to your private insurance company for potential reimbursement.As medical cannabis does not have a Drug Identification Number (DIN), we are seeing no coverage with pharmacare plans. When Health Canada classifies it as a prescription drug, a DIN will be issued to medical cannabis to aid patients with reimbursement. Pharmacological cannabinoids such as Sativex® (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol) and Cesamet® (nabilone) have been approved for specific indications by Health Canada
No we are not a walk in Clinic. We book patients by appointment only. It is preferred to have your Doctors referral, but not necessary.We do not have product on site. It is all ordered through your LP once registered and approved.
Like any other drug, there is potential for abuse and addiction with cannabis. Studies have shown that the addiction rate associated with cannabis is approximately 9%.
THC cannabis can impair judgment and performance in the naïve user, however taking only CBD cannabis will give you no psychoactive effects and may be an option for circumstances requiring high cognitive function.
Use Caution if doing so, but it is not recommended to combine alcohol and cannabis.
Your employers are obliged to accommodate an employee’s medical conditions or disability. This should include an employees right to medicate for symptom relief while on the job. However, a safe environment is important especially if the employee works with machinery. It is necessary to speak directly with your employer to learn about company specific policies.
Effects of impairment can last up to 24 hours and even longer for some individuals. Avoid driving, operating machinery, important decisions, or activity alike for at least: 4 hours after inhalation, 6 hours after ingestion of oils or edibles, 8 hours after any feeling of euphoria, longer than 8 hours if feeling intoxicated. For more information please visit these 2 websites:
You can order your medical cannabis directly from your LP either online (within your online account), or over the phone, using a credit card for payment. Some Licensed producers will also offer e-transfers and/ or online banking transactions.
This situation can be very troubling and frustrating if your LP has run out of stock of your medication. If this happens please connect with one of our GrowWiseEducators so that we can facilitate with either a substitute suggestion or by changing/adding an LP for more purchasing options.
Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind and spirit.
Many people think yoga is just stretching. While stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect alignment. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained.
The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being by making the body strong and flexible and improving respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal system functioning.
Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
If you have any health concerns or injuries, or if you are pregnant, we recommend consulting your doctor prior to attending any yoga classes. Please also inform the instructor prior to class.
All that being said, many health conditions have been improved through regular yoga practice. In fact, some doctors now prescribe yoga as a form of physical therapy. Remember yoga heals and strengthens the body and its systems, and is especially beneficial to the immune system.
Some specific health conditions that can be successfully treated with yoga include:
Be thankful for the peace and energy you’re taking with you from class and enjoy the rest of your day!
Bring a large water bottle. To ensure the safety and comfort of our yogis, we do not allow glass bottles anywhere on the premises.
Yoga mat and props will be provided complimentary at the studio for your practice. You may also purchase your own.
Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily, shoes are not worn in class.
We recommend not eating a heavy meal for at least 3 hours before class.
Come well hydrated! Drink plenty of water before class.
To get the optimal results from your yoga practice, you should attend class at least three times per week. Some benefits you may see:
Bring a large water bottle (we have a filtered water filling station available for your use). To ensure the safety and comfort of our yogis, we do not allow glass bottles anywhere on the premises. BPA free water bottles can be purchased in our Boutique.
Bring a yoga mat and towel (if you don’t have one, we rent and sell them).
Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily. Stay away from anything too baggy, as you will probably find yourself upside down at some point. Shoes and socks are not worn in class. We recommend either yoga wear or shorts and a tank top.
Come with an empty stomach. We recommend not eating a heavy meal for at least 3 hours before class.
Come well hydrated! Drink plenty of water before class.
Many find their first couple of classes to be the most challenging. Often this is because it’s new and unfamiliar. You will find that you will learn the postures quickly and become familiar with what to expect. Come with no expectations – just a light heart, open mind, and a well-hydrated body.