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Why do I have to wait for a consultation?

Medical cannabis appointments can take up to 2 weeks from the time of booking. Like all medical professionals, appointments are strictly adhered to, and many patients book well in advance.

Understanding the Timeline for Medical Cannabis Consultations

Navigating the world of medical cannabis can sometimes feel like a journey with a few extra stops along the way. One common query we encounter is, "Why does it take up to two weeks from booking to actually have a medical cannabis consultation?" Let's unravel this process to understand the timeline better.

The Initial Step: The Eligibility Call

Before diving headfirst into a consultation with a doctor, there's an important preliminary step - an eligibility call with a nurse. This call is a crucial part of the process, as it helps to determine if medical cannabis is a suitable treatment option for you. During this call, the nurse reviews your medical history, current symptoms, and past treatments. This step ensures that when you do see the doctor, they have all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your treatment.

The Reason for the Wait

Now, you might wonder, why does this add to the waiting time? The answer lies in the thoroughness of the process. Gathering detailed medical information and reviewing it takes time, ensuring that your consultation is as informative and beneficial as possible.

Streamlining the Process

The good news is that changes are afoot to streamline this process. Moving forward, you'll be able to book directly with a doctor, cutting down the wait time to about a week. This new approach aims to make access to medical cannabis more efficient while maintaining the high standard of care and due diligence that the field requires.

While the wait for a medical cannabis consultation might seem lengthy, it's a reflection of the care and thoroughness put into ensuring that each patient receives the most suitable and effective treatment. With the upcoming changes, the journey to accessing medical cannabis will become quicker, while still maintaining the quality and safety of the process.

So, if you're considering medical cannabis, remember that good things take time, and the wait is part of ensuring you receive the best possible care. Stay patient and optimistic!

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