Medicinal Cannabis Patients Feel They’re Getting the Short End of the Stick

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

WELLNESS Medicinal marijuana patients feel they’re getting the short end of the stick Patients deserve convenience, choice and competitive pricing, argues Vancouver-based company. By Angela Stelmakowich Seventy per cent of general respondents and 91 per cent of medical cannabis respondents agreed that doctors who provide specialized consultations to patients considering using medical cannabis should be paid for by provincial health care plans. / Photo: megaflopp / iStock / Getty Images Plus “Patients are getting the short end of the stick, so we’ve built something with freedom and fairness in mind for both patients and providers.” / Photo: Tero Vesalainen / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Photo: Tero Vesalainen / iStock / Getty Images Plus Patients reported “accessing cannabis from illegal/unregulated sources, in addition to access via LPs. / Photo: meanmachine77 / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Photo: meanmachine77 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Canadian medicinal marijuana patients report feeling disadvantaged when it comes to access and pricing, a wrong that could be righted by ensuring that physicians who offer related consultations are covered under provincial plans.

“Right now, accessing medical cannabis is unnecessarily expensive and difficult, and people are being pushed back to the illicit market,” says Joel Taylor, co-founder of Patient Choice, a Health Canada-licensed online medical platform that this week issued previously unreleased poll results.

The survey results are based on an online study conducted by ResearchCo. in December 2019 and involving 1,000 adults.

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