Niagara’s First Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens

It looks like any other doctor’s clinic on the inside. There’s a blood pressure pump, stethoscopes and an exam table.

It’s the vaporizer in the consultation room that gives it away.

Welcome to Niagara’s first clinic that focuses solely on patients who may need medical marijuana.

Canadian Cannabis Clinics opened Tuesday at 80 King St. in St. Catharines in the old Corbloc building downtown.

There’s no marijuana on the premises and the office doesn’t sell it.

Instead, a patient makes an appointment with the clinic’s physician who will assess the person to determine if he or she is eligible for a medical document, like a prescription. They can use that document to order medical marijuana from one of 13 licenced producers in Canada.

“The cost of medical marijuana is quite high, almost $7 a gram,” said director Ronan Levy, explaining the clinic has zero patient fees unlike others in the country. “We wanted to remove barriers as much as possible for these patients.”

– Read the entire article at The St. Catherines Standard.