For Health Professionals


Aphria goes beyond the foundation regulatory requirements to ensure we provide safe, consistent, and effective medical cannabis products.

Prescription Process


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Patient Registers

Patient completes Aphria's registration package.

Physician Prescribes

Physician completes the medical document. This outlines the number of prescribed grams per day, duration of the prescription, and any THC limits.

Aphria Registers

Your patient will be registered and contacted by our Patient Care Team within 48 hours.

Patient Orders

Your patient may place an order through their online account or over the phone.

Prescription Process


  • 1

    Patient Registers

    Patient completes Aphria's registration package.

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    Physician Prescribes

    Physician completes the medical document. This outlines the number of prescribed grams per day, duration of the prescription, and any THC limits.

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    Aphria Registers

    Your patient will be registered and contacted by our Patient Care Team within 48 hours.

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    Patient Orders

    Your patient may place an order through their online account or over the phone.

Resources for Health Professionals


To request an Aphria Product Guide for Health Professionals, contact our Medical Education department:
medical@aphria.com

Guidance from the College of Physicians and Surgeons

The Cannabis Act has established the legal framework that enables patients to obtain authorization to possess dried marijuana for medical purposes. Under these regulations, physicians have primary responsibility for the decision to authorize patient use of dried marijuana for medical purposes


Health Canada Regulations - ACMPR

The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018. Since that date, new regulations have replaced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Some changes have been made to improve patient access


Health Canada Guidance - Information for Health Care Professionals

This document has been prepared by the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada to provide information on the use of cannabis (marihuana) and cannabinoids for medical purposes


Prescribing Medical Cannabis - MMPR Daily Amount Fact Sheet (Dosage)

When considering the use of cannabis for medical purposes, it is understandable that patients and healthcare practitioners may have questions regarding dosage and daily amounts of cannabis for specific medical conditions. The following information has been prepared to provide patients and healthcare practitioners with information related to daily amounts and dosing.


Cannabis Oil Guide for Health Professionals

Created by Aphria, this document assists health professionals in understanding the differences between dried cannabis and cannabis oil.

Frequently Asked Questions


1How do I know your cannabis is safe/chemical free?
Providing medical cannabis to our patients means we have an innate responsibility to ensure that we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards, often above and beyond what is currently mandated for our industry. While this guiding principle touches every point of our production, here are just a few of the critical steps we take to ensure your safety: We have adopted pharmaceutical grade quality assurance and control processes that include exhaustive testing for every batch of cannabis that is produced; We determine the nutrients and proportions that make up our fertilizer blends to ensure we significantly reduce the risk of unwanted chemicals that can be found in ‘pre-mixed fertilizers'; Our greenhouse only uses biological controls to ensure ideal growing conditions instead of chemical alternatives. Here at Aphria our management team has over 35 years of experience in agriculture and over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical space and we don’t need to rely on chemicals because we know how to grow naturally.
2What are the legal sources of medical cannabis?
The only legal access to medical cannabis in Canada is through Health Canada Licensed Producers, such as Aphria. Some Canadians still have personal production license, which grants them authorization to produce medical cannabis for personal use.
3How do I obtain a prescription for medical cannabis?
It’s best to speak to your physician about why you want to try medical cannabis. If your physician is not comfortable prescribing medical cannabis, contact our Patient Care team for a complete list of prescribing physicians in your area.
4Do you have compassionate pricing?
Yes, eligible patients that have an annual income of $30,000.00 can apply to receive 10% discount on oils, dried flower, concentrates, and softgels. Please note that this does not cover Growers Blend and Accessories. Patients are required to renew the program on an annual basis.

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5Does cannabis have a DIN (Drug Identification Number) for insurance coverage purposes?
Unfortunately, medical cannabis does not have a Drug Identification Number because Health Canada has not classified it as a drug. When Health Canada classifies it as a prescription drug, a DIN will be issued to Medical Marijuana to aid our patients with reimbursement. Currently, there are a few insurance companies who have agreed to cover cannabis as a form of medication. Please speak with your insurance provider and get in touch with Aphria should your insurance be on board with cannabis coverage.
6Can I travel with my medical cannabis?
Travelling with medical cannabis is permitted within Canada. Be sure to carry your registration documentation and store your cannabis in its original prescription bottle. If you’re flying, call the airline ahead of time to ensure you won’t run into any security delays.
7How much medical cannabis can I possess?
Patients may possess a one month’s supply of cannabis or 150 grams, whichever is less.
8How can I consume medical cannabis?
Patients can use dried cannabis in a variety of ways. Patients may chose to vaporize, smoke, or make edibles and teas with their medical cannabis. Cannabis oil can be applied directly under the tongue or incorporated into various recipes
9What is the difference between dried cannabis and cannabis oil?
Along with the differing ingestion methods, cannabis oil is processed by the body differently than dried cannabis. This results in a gradual onset of effects in comparison to smoking or vaporizing dried cannabis. Patients report experiencing the effects of cannabis oil for a longer duration than smoked or vaporized dried cannabis.
10Is medical cannabis covered by Health Care benefits?
Currently, medical cannabis is not covered by most insurance plans. However, medical cannabis may be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes.

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