Article by Nicole Martin, CBC News
Come January, residents in Barrie will have a new way to access medical marijuana.
Avail Cannabis Clinics in partnership with Express Aid Pharmacy will open two family style-walk-in clinics, and they’ll be the only clinics to offer medical marijuana prescriptions in the city.
Justin Whitehall, the director of Avail Cannabis Clinics, explained how the clinics will work to Wei Chen, host of CBC’s Ontario Morning on Wednesday.
“These clinics are the first chain of family-style walk-in clinics to provide medical cannabis authorizations in addition to conventional medications and assessments. The whole family would be welcome to seek access to our medical services,” he said.
Each clinic will be able to serve up to 100 people per day.
Patients would be assessed by a practitioner who will be able to give registered clients same-day access to medical cannabis.
All of the physicians are fully trained in cannabinoid therapy, though no cannabis products will be distributed on-site. Instead, doctors will approve prescriptions and products will be mailed to patients by a producer licensed by Health Canada.