Situations & Medical Conditions to Refer
Whether you’re an advocate on the leading edge of cannabinoid therapy or taking a more conservative approach, it’s important to understand and identify situations and circumstances under which patients might benefit from treatment options that include medical cannabis.
The following list of indications has been curated from the best available evidence currently published in medical literature, including key systematic reviews, meta-analyses and randomized control trials. It is important to note that research into the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids is constantly evolving, with new and promising data emerging continuously.
- Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting
- Chronic pain
- HIV/AIDS related Anorexia and Nausea
- Multiple Sclerosis (Pain/Spasticity)
- Palliative Care of Cancer patients
- Alcohol & Opioid Dependency
- Anxiety Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Headache Disorders/Migraines
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s)
- Neurodegenerative Disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s)
- Spinal Cord Injury
Should a patient present with one or more of the above noted conditions, our trained and experienced physicians may be able to suggest the appropriate treatment plan.
Why Refer into the Kesara Wellness Clinic Network
Quite simply, members of our clinic network, including Canabo Medical Clinics and GrowWise Health, are at the forefront of patient care in the field of cannabinoid therapy and medical cannabis. Our evidence-based approach combines an extensive knowledge base with ongoing, active patient engagement and access to a wide range of product offerings that maximize the success of patient treatment plans.
Patients referred to our clinics undergo an initial medical examination to assess their needs and suitability for medical cannabis use. If deemed appropriate, the doctor will provide a medical document authorizing the use of medical cannabis. Our educators then help patients move through the process of selecting an LP and choosing suitable product offerings. Our patients are offered guidance on how to administer their medical cannabis treatment and accurately record their experiences so adjustments can be made to their individualized plans. Through regular follow up appointments, we ensure that the course of treatment continues to have its desired outcome.
The physicians and cannabinoid educators within the Kesara Wellness network are your partners in providing effective care to your patients. We work to maintain an open dialogue with the referring physician, sharing treatment plan details and collaborating with you to ensure the patient receives the best comprehensive care possible.
Refer a Patient
If your patient may benefit from prescription cannabinoids or medical cannabis, please download and complete the Patient Referral Form below.
Referring a patient into our network couldn’t be easier - simply complete and submit the Patient Referral Form and a representative from our clinic network will be in touch to schedule a consultation.
Additional Information & Resources
From Health Canada
From National Organizations
From The College of Family Physicians of Canada
From the Canadian Pharmacists Association
From Other Professional Organizations
- MS Society
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Parkinson’s Foundation
- Canadian Medical Protective Association
- Canadian Public Health Association
- Alzheimer’s Society Canada
- Canadian Nurses Foundation https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/policy-advocacy/cannabis