Medical Cannabis

A new way to treat certain health problems

Medical cannabis is a form of therapy that uses compounds derived from the cannabis plant, such as THC and CBD, to alleviate symptoms or treat certain conditions. Our experienced team, supervised by the research program of the Cannabis Quebec Registry, will guide you in this process. 

What is medical cannabis?

Did you know that cannabis has been used for therapeutic purposes for thousands of years? Medical cannabis has therapeutic properties and can be used to treat various conditions as it acts on a regulating system: our endocannabinoid system.

We have several receptors of this system throughout the body.

So, the effects of medical cannabis are manifold; it doesn’t just treat symptoms but a system in CHRONIC pain, whether it’s mechanical, neuropathic, or inflammatory in origin. We know that medical cannabis can help improve symptoms as well as quality of life.

By acting on this system, it relieves and restores balance both in neuromodulation and immunomodulation.

The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. CBD is increasingly being used, sometimes almost alone or mixed with THC for therapeutic purposes. It all depends on the individual being treated and what is being treated; this medicine is personalized and tailored.

Its use must be medically supervised to obtain therapeutic benefits safely. It is important to make a clear distinction between recreational and therapeutic use. Both are treated and applied in completely different ways.

The healthiest way to take medical cannabis is by ingesting it in the form of oil or capsules to avoid consuming combustion products. However, in certain conditions, it may be useful to inhale it (smoke or vaporize) to achieve a quicker effect.

Potentially treatable conditions

When treating with medical cannabis, we improve more than one symptom and, consequently, the overall condition and quality of life.

Cannabis has undeniable calming effects. It can help and improve symptoms for people suffering from:

  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Medication withdrawal
  • Chronic pain (e.g., neuropathic, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms…)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive disorders (Alzheimer’s and ADHD)
  • Menopause
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Other various conditions termed “functional”

However, caution is warranted. Medical supervision becomes essential to dose and monitor the positive effects while minimizing the adverse effects, which are less significant in therapeutic use than in recreational use.

The opioid crisis, among other factors, compels us to explore alternative therapeutic options, and medical cannabis fits well into this approach. It may be considered for use in the near future in the treatment of certain dependencies.

At CMIE, our healthcare professionals are here to support and guide you in the realm of therapeutic cannabis.

Let’s Talk Medical Cannabis video capsules

Mental health
Chronic pain
Sleep disorders
Cognitive health
Therapeutic properties


Learn more about Medical Cannabis

Want to know more about CMIE Medical Cannabis clinic?
Get all the information and see how to register by following the link below. 

Questions and answers

To learn more…

Please review the article ‘The Role of Cannabinoids in Immunomodulation‘ written by Dr. Lyne Desautels, MD, MSc, BSc.

What clients are saying

Subscribe to CMIE newsletters

Join our email list to be the first to know about CMIE news and developments

Scroll to Top