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1. Registration

Get started by completing your Registration online for the fastest experience possible.

You can also download and print a copy of the Registration Form - simply complete the form, scan and email back to us at info@thehydropothecary.com or fax it to 1-888-965-4623.

2. Medical Document

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This document, often referred to as a prescription, is to be completed by your healthcare practitioner (physician, surgeon or a nurse practitioner) and will specify dosage requirements and duration. Once they have completed the document, please have your physician's office or clinic fax it back to us at 1-888-965-4623.

Should your physician give you the original document, you can either send it to us by mail or have it picked-up by a courier at no charge to you. If you would like this option, please contact our Customer Experience Team at 1-844-406-1852 and we will schedule a convenient time for pick-up.

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How to Talk to your Doctor

Talking to your doctor about medical marijuana should not be a difficult or uncomfortable experience, though you may be wondering how to approach the conversation. Below are some tips on how to broach the topic.

1. Share your experience and reasons why you think medical marijuana might be worth considering for your treatment. This could include the efficacy or side effects of current medications you are on. If you have had personal experience with using marijuana and found it to have a positive effect on alleviating your symptoms, say so. You may also wish to voice concern about your ability to access a safe and legal supply of medical marijuana, versus obtaining it from an untrustworthy source.

2. Once explaining your reasons, simply ask your Doctor if they are willing to sign your medical document.

3. If your Doctor is unwilling to sign your medical document ask them if they are willing to sign a referral form for a doctor that specialises in Cannabinoid therapy.

4. If your Doctor is unwilling to sign a referral, we can help. Give us a call to learn more. 1-844-406-1852

Frequently Asked Questions

General
Who can register with Hydropothecary?
Hydropothecary is a Licensed Producer under Health Canada, which means that our clients must be residing in Canada, and in possession of the necessary medical document signed by a healthcare practitioner.
How do I obtain a prescription for medical marijuana?
Talk to your doctor about prescribing medical marijuana. If you do not have a doctor, or find your doctor unwilling, we might be able to help. Contact us to get started.
What information do I need to provide on my medical document?

The medical document should be filled out by your authorized health care practitioner, and should include the following information:

- Patient's given name, surname, date of birth

- Health Care Practitioner's name, profession, province(s) authorized to practice in, licence number(s)

- Health Care Practitioner's business address, phone number, fax number, email address

- Period of use, and daily quantity of dried marijuana to be used by the patient (g/day)

- Patient's medical condition

- Maximum THC percentage, Maximum CBD percentage

Download our medical document here.

How do I buy medical marijuana?
Please view the details on our How to Register page, which explains the process on how you can legally buy medical marijuana from Hydropothecary.
How much medical marijuana can I order at once?
Depending on the daily limit set in your medical document, you can order up to a quantity of dried marijuana or cannabis oil that does not exceed the equivalent of 150g of dried marijuana per order.
What are the minimum order sizes?
Our H2 and Decarb lines are a minimum of 5 grams per order, but our Time of Day line does not have a minimum order size.
How much marijuana can I carry at one time?

Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), an individual can carry a maximum of 150 grams of dried marijuana, or 30 times their daily authorized amount at any one time, whichever is less.

For example, if an individual is prescribed 2 grams per day, they are limited to possessing a maximum of 60 grams (30 days x 2 grams) at one time. If you are prescribed 6 grams per day, you would only be able to carry the maximum of 150 grams, despite the fact that this would be less than your 30-day supply.

How do I travel with my medical marijuana?

Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), an individual can carry a maximum of 150 grams of dried marijuana, or 30 times their daily authorized amount at any one time, whichever is less.

For example, if an individual is prescribed 2 grams per day, they are limited to possessing a maximum of 60 grams (30 days x 2 grams) at one time. If you are prescribed 6 grams per day, you would only be able to carry the maximum of 150 grams, despite the fact that this would be less than your 30-day supply.

The Government of Canada warns that no individual is allowed to carry marijuana in or out of Canada, even if they are authorized to possess or produce.

Here are some tips on flying with medical marijuana:

- During security screening, let staff know that you are in possession of marijuana.

- Be prepared to have your medical document and bags checked by police.

- Travel with medical marijuana in your carry-on luggage.

- Anticipate delays by arriving at the airport early.

How much does medical marijuana cost at Hydropothecary?
Hydropothecary offers 15 products starting at $7.25 per gram. Learn more about the cost of our unique product lines and individual strains by visiting our Products page.
How do I place an order?
Once you have registered with us, we will confirm your registration by email or telephone and we will issue you a Client Identification Number (CID). You can then sign-in and create your account on our online webstore or call us 24/7 to place your order.
How will I receive my order from Hydropothecary?

Once we receive your order, we will ship it directly to you. Packaged discreetly, Purolator Express will deliver your order anywhere in Canada, when it is most convenient for you. We offer evening and Saturday delivery where available in Canada.

Purolator or Canada Post will deliver your order to your residential address. Deliveries will take between 1 and 3 business days depending on your location. Keep in mind that we cannot deliver to P.O. boxes under the ACMPR regulations.

How can I check the status of my order?
Once your order has shipped, we will email you a tracking number and you will be able to check the status of your order. You can also call our 24/7 customer service line at 1-844-406-1852 to inquire about the status of your order.
Does Hydropothecary offer direct billing to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)?
Yes, we offer direct billing to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
Is medical marijuana covered by Canadian Health Care benefits?
Currently, most insurance plans do not cover medical marijuana. In some cases, medical marijuana may be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes. In most cases, medical cannabis is not covered under provincial or private drug plans, although it is always worth checking with your provider. Medical cannabis purchased from a licensed producer can be claimed on your personal tax return, and if you are a veteran, you q: may have coverage through Veterans Affairs Canada.
How can I prove that I am in legal possession of medical marijuana?
If required to prove that you are in legal possession of medical marijuana, you can show either your glass jar label on the package that you receive, or the Hydropothecary Client and Order Details Document that accompanies it.
What are the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)?

On August 24, 2016, the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) were replaced by the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR).

Under these regulations, Canadian have the option to purchase marijuana from one of the Health Canada licensed producers, such as Hydropothecary. It also allows Canadians to produce or designate someone to produce a limited amount of marijuana for them.

Learn more information about the new ACMPR here: Understanding the New Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

Where can I find a doctor that is willing to prescribe medical marijuana?
Talk to your doctor about prescribing medical marijuana. If you do not have a doctor, or find your doctor unwilling, we might be able to help. Contact us to get started.
How do I register with Hydropothecary?

At Hydropothecary, we follow a 3 Step Registration Process:

1. Start by filling out our online registration form here.

2. Download a Medical Document and take it to your healthcare practitioner (If you need help finding a doctor please contact us).

3. Once we receive and rapidly verify both of your documents, we will contact you to confirm your registration and place your first order.

If I 'Sign Up' with Hydropothecary does that make me a "registered" customer?

When you 'Sign Up,' on our website, this does not make you a registered customer.

At Hydropothecary, we follow a 3 Step Registration Process:

1. Start by filling out our online registration form here.

2. Download a Medical Document and take it to your healthcare practitioner (If you need help finding a doctor please contact us).

3. Once we receive and rapidly verify both of your documents, we will contact you to confirm your registration and place your first order.

Once I send my medical document to a licensed producer, can I get it back or transfer it to another producer?
wccording to the ACMPR, once you have submitted a medical document to a licensed producer, it cannot be transferred to another party. In order to switch licensed producers, a new medical document is required.
How do I pay for my order?
We accept payment for your order by Visa, Visa Debit and MasterCard. Your payment is entered at time of ordering and is pre-authorized. It will be finalized when your order is ready to ship.
Do military veterans receive insurance coverage?
Yes. Under certain circumstances, military veterans are provided insurance coverage with Veterans Affair Canada (VAC). View our 'Consent to Disclose Personal Health Information to Veterans Affairs Canada,' form here.
Are there any sales taxes when I order with Hydropothecary?
You will be charged the appropriate sales tax based on your province of residence indicated on your medical document.
Does Hydropothecary have a strict return policy?
We deal with each concern on a case by case basis. Please contact our customer service team if you would like to discuss returning a product.
How do I know if medical marijuana is right for me?
Talk to a doctor to find out if medical marijuana is a suitable method for you. If you need help finding a doctor that is willing to prescribe medical marijuana, please contact us.
Cannabis and it's properties
What strains of medical marijuana does Hydropothecary produce?
Hydropothecary produces a variety of indica, sativa and hybrid strains that range in potency and THC/CBD ratios. Visit our Products page to learn more about the products that we offer.
What is decarboxylation, or decarboxylated marijuana?
Decarboxylation is the process of applying heat to the dried cannabis, which activates cannabinoids in the plant. This process is also known as 'decarbing'. With Hydropothecary's Decarb product line we use a proprietary drying method and exacting scientific standards decarboxylate (decarb) the cannabis, which activates the cannabinoids (THC and CBD). After a fine milling process, the resulting product has the consistency of flour. It gives you more options and flexibility when it comes to consuming your medicine and provides an alternative to smoking, vaping and oils. Learn more about Decarb here.
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How is marijuana tested for potency?
Hydropothecary uses an independent, third party, Health Canada approved laboratory to test the potency of all its products. These results are listed on each label of your products.
How does Hydropothecary approach Quality Control, to ensure products are of the highest standards?
At Hydropothecary, we have an extensive quality control process in place. From greenhouse, to lab, to delivery, we always ensure that your medicine is safe, and of the highest standard. To learn more read about Our Difference.
Does Hydropothecary irradiate their products?
Hydropothecary treats all of it's products with gamma irradiation as we believe in nothing but the safest of products. Gamma irradiation is safe and is widely used. In fact, many of the items that you purchase in the grocery store are most likely treated with Gamma irradiation.
Smoke-free and ready to consume - Decarb
Does Hydropothecary offer any milled products?
Hydropothecary offers milled sativa and indica products in our H2 line. We also offer fine milled medical marijuana designed for oral consumption. An exclusive offering in Canada, Decarb and the CannaCap delivery method offers you more flexibility when it comes to consuming your medicine. Learn more about what we have to offer here.
What is the difference between bud, milled and fine milled products?
Think about it like coffee. A bud is the whole bean, requiring grinding (or milling) before it can be used. Milled refers to a coarse milling similar to top drip coffee. Fine milled is like espresso ground coffee, like the consistency of flour. We use fine milled marijuana in our Decarb product line for CannaCap.
Does Hydropothecary offer any edible products?
Currently, Hydropothecary does not offer any edible products, but we do offer decarb CannaCap and our cannabis oil, Elixir No.1, is coming soon. Click here to learn more about our product offerings.
Smoke-free and ready to consume - Elixir
What's inside the Elixir bottle?
Our first sublingual mist, Elixir No.1 is a high THC cannabis oil containing close to the maximum allowable THC level of 30 mg/ml, according to the ACMPR. The product delivers a fresh peppermint mist of cannabis oil from a child resistant 15 mL mist bottle. The carrier oil is MCT peppermint oil blend.
What is the difference between Elixir No.1 sublingual mist and other cannabis oils?
Elixir No.1 is activated and ready to use such as other oils. No dropper or oral syringe is required ensuring a discreet, easy and convenient method to consume your medicine.
What is the onset of the Elixir sublingual mist?
Еlixir No.1 sublingual (under the tongue and then swallow) consumption results in an onset time of approximately 30 to 45 minutes. We suggest a waiting time of one to two hours before consuming more after initial dose.
What is a standard dose of Elixir sublingual mist?
A dose of Elixir No.1 varies amongst patients. With each bottle containing approximately 400mg of THC medical cannabis oil, you are free to create the experience you want by controlling the level of dosage to suit your needs. Please remember to start low and go slow. Absorption can be felt typically from 30 to 45 minutes, and the effects can last from 2 to 4 hours. When using Elixir No1 sublingual mist, be sure to follow dosing instructions provided by your doctor and increase your dose gradually.
How do I use the the Elixir sublingual mist?

Our Elixir oils are activated and ready to use. Spray desired number of mists under the tongue, and hold for 30 to 60 seconds prior to swallowing. To achieve a consistent amount, fully depress the nozzle for each mist. At maximum depression, the spray nozzle is capable of delivering up to 150* mists from the 15ml bottle.

Cannabis oil can be sprayed under the tongue and swallowed, or mixed with food or drinks. For example, mist onto your ice cream, or blend it into a smoothie. When using Elixir No1 sublingual mist be sure to follow dosing instructions provided by your doctor or clinic.

*at maximum nozzle depression

How many times should I spray?

At maximum depression, the spray nozzle will deliver up to 150 mists from the 15ml bottle.

We recommend to start low and go slow, gradually increasing your dose. Elixir No.1 sublingual mist has an onset of around 30 to 45 minutes. We suggest a waiting time of one to two hours before consuming more after initial dose.

When using Elixir No.1 sublingual spray, patients should follow dosing instructions provided by their healthcare professional.

How much can I order?

To calculate how much cannabis oil you can order, use our equivalency factor. Each 15ml bottle of Elixir No.1 has an equivalency factor of 1.5 g of dried cannabis.

Note: The equivalency factor can be used for purchasing decisions but should not be used for calculating dosages. Learn more here

How is the cannabis oil produced?
Hydropothecary uses only the finest cannabis to make its cannabis oil. Bud derived dried cannabis is processed through a state of the art supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction procedure that uses only naturally occurring food grade CO2. Hydropothecary uses no harsh solvents or any other co-solvents. After extraction, the cannabis resin is mixed with high grade carrier oils that are fully tested before use. Nothing else is added, only cannabis extract and the carrier oils. Each lot of finished cannabis oil is tested to ensure the exact cannabinoid levels and that there is no microbiological, heavy metal or pesticide contamination.
What is the carrier oil?
Elixir No.1 uses a MCT peppermint carrier oil blend. ‘MCT’ stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. Our MCT oil is derived from natural sources and is very often used in foods, pharmaceuticals, and nutritional supplements. MCT oil is highly permeable in the human body, which will greatly aid in the absorption of CBD, THC and other cannabinoids.
Why does Hydropothecary use carrier oils?
Carrier oils are used to support digestion and to allow for more precision in the use of cannabis as a medical aid. We choose to use peppermint oil as a carrier oil because it has been used traditionally to help with digestive tract pain. A recent scientific literature review found evidence for peppermint oil in decreasing the duration, frequency, and severity of pain in patients suffering from undifferentiated functional abdominal pain (see Anheyer, Dennis, et al. "Herbal Medicines for Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review." Pediatrics (2017)).
Can I vaporize cannabis oil?
Elixir No.1 cannot be vaporized, but if this is your preferred method of ingestion, try our Time of Day or H2 product lines.
What are the effects of Elixir compared to Hydropothecary's other products?

Easy to use, discreet and convenient, Elixir No.1 provides an alternative method of consuming your medicine. At home, on the go or anywhere, it fits with any patient’s lifestyle.

Elixir No.1 is a sublingual spray, which typically Sublingual absorption can be felt typically from 30 to 45 minutes, and the effects can last from two to four hours.

Elixir No.1 is delivered in a mist of fresh peppermint, which in addition to freshening breath, is known to offer health benefits. Peppermint has traditionally been used to help with digestive tract pain and a recent scientific literature review found evidence of peppermint oil decreasing the duration, frequency, and severity of pain in patients suffering from undifferentiated functional abdominal pain (see Anheyer, Dennis, et al. ""Herbal Medicines for Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review."" Pediatrics (2017))."

How will I know when the Elixir bottle is almost empty?
Low volume might be indicated by a change in the mist output. The mist may also feel different in your mouth, which could also be an indicator that the bottle is nearly empty. You may also shake the bottle to estimate the level of contents.
How do I store Elixir?
Elixir No.1 should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. Do not freeze.Though Elixir No.1 comes in a child-resistant bottle, it is recommended to keep this out of reach of children and pets.
What is the equivalency factor?

An equivalency factor dictates how much cannabis oil in milliliters (ml) is equivalent to dried cannabis in grams (g).

Each 15 ml mist bottle of Elixir No.1 has an equivalency factor of 1.5 g of dried cannabis, or a ratio of 10:1. Note: The equivalency factor can be used as a guideline for purchasing decisions but should not be used for calculating dosages.

What is extraction?

Extraction is the process of removing major cannabinoids such as THC and CBD from the dried cannabis.

Supercritical extraction is the process of putting cannabis under a large amount of pressure, exposing the cannabis to carbon dioxide (CO2) in a state that is similar to both a liquid and gas. This exposure allows for the extraction of the active components in cannabis such as THC, CBD and terpenes. Bud derived from dried cannabis is processed at Hydropothecary through a state of the art super critical CO2 extraction procedure that uses only naturally occurring food grade CO2.

Hydropothecary uses no harsh solvents or any other co-solvents. After extraction the cannabis resin is mixed with high grade carrier oils that are fully tested before use. Nothing else is added, only cannabis extract and the carrier oils. Each lot of cannabis oil is tested to ensure the exact cannabinoid levels and that there is no microbiological or pesticide contamination. Supertcritical extraction is the best way to get an end product that is clean and pure.

Does Elixir No.1 have a flavour?
Elixir No.1 is delivered in a mist of natural fresh peppermint, as a result of peppermint oil used as a carrier oil.
Do you sell edibles?
Hydropothecary does not currently sell edibles, as we are not authorized to do so, according to the ACMPR. However, Elixir No.1 is fully activated and ready to consume. No need to heat or smoke. It may also be incorporated into your food or beverages such as ice cream or a smoothie. Hydropothecary also offers another product line, Decarb, which is also fully activated and ready to consume in your food or beverages. Visit our products page here to learn more.

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