Written by Yolande Cole for Calgary Herald.
Operators of a new clinic in downtown Calgary say the facility will provide more capacity for patients seeking access to medical marijuana.
Curious locals got a glimpse of the Lift Resource Centre at an open house Tuesday. The clinic is in the larger Imagine Health Centres, where some physicians and nurses are being trained to give consultations about medical cannabis. Patients will be given information and will receive a medical document if they qualify for one. They’ll also be provided with a treatment plan and scheduled for regular followup appointments with a nurse.
Dr. Jonathan Chan, the cofounder of Imagine Health Centres, said some patients at the clinic are interested in looking at medical cannabis as a way to treat conditions or chronic disease.
“We recognize that within our own physician groups, our own health teams, that there was a lack of experience, comfort level, knowledge with that area,” said Chan.
“So we wanted to bring in a group that had a lot of that experience and was quite diligent at ensuring that the right type of patients were being chosen to use it and being appropriately supervised and managed as well.”