Canada's mail-order system for medical marijuana is often criticized because patients can't get in-person consultation about their medicine. That might be one reason why so many legal consumers visit the illegal medical marijuana dispensaries instead of ordering online.
But one of Canada's licensed producers is trying to fix the disconnect between suppliers and consumers by taking their business on the road this summer. Tilray - a legal cannabis grower based in Nanaimo, B.C. - hits the road today with its Mobile Cannabis Clinic. The doctor's-office-on-wheels will be rolling through western and central Canada until Aug. 10, said Philippe Lucas, VP of Patient Advocacy.
"The Mobile Cannabis Clinic will allow us to share this important information with Canadians in various cities throughout the country and help educate patients through physician consultations, when available," Lucas told Civilized in a recent interview. "Patients will benefit from additional information to discuss with their doctor, or advice on how to find a physician in their area who can address their questions."
They'll also offer information on Canada's marijuana regulations, and how patients can legally access dried flower, extracts, edibles and other forms of medicinal cannabis.
If approved by the traveling physicians, patients will receive documentation allowing them to order marijuana legally. They'll also be authorized to access Tilray's customer service representatives, who are available over the phone 24/7 in order to offer advice to patients when the mobile clinic isn't around.
There's no need to make an appointment to visit the mobile clinic. You can simply drop by when it's in your area. For a full list of dates and locations, click here. You can also use Twitter to keep tabs on the mobile clinic by using #tilraytour.