Article by Jason Bain, The Peterborough Examiner
With the recent spotlight on illegal pot dispensaries, a service provider governed by Health Canada regulations which recently opened downtown is reminding everyone that it’s able to help patients approved for the use of medicinal marijuana.
Bodystream Medical Marijuana Services, which opened about a month-and-a-half ago in the Schandry Building at 459 George St. N., adheres to Canada’s marijuana for medical purposes regulations as it connects successful candidates with licensed producers.
“We’re here to help people get relief from any of their symptoms,” clinic supervisor Erika Calhoun said, explaining how pot is used to treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic pain, cancer symptoms and sleep deprivation, for example.
Potential candidates first see a clinic doctor, who then provides them with a medical document that is sent to a licensed producer. The patient then registers with that producer, from which they obtain a licence card to purchase marijuana that is delivered to their door.
Bodystream doctors then continue to monitor patients, seeing them regularly to ensure they are getting the appropriate kind, and amount, of marijuana to treat their condition.