As Toronto police continue to crack down on unregulated medical cannabis dispensaries, a new downtown business has opened to make it easier for people seeking medical prescriptions to score legal weed in accordance with Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

CannaConnect, the city’s first medical cannabis education centre and clinic, is now open for business at 120 Adelaide St. West to connect people suffering from a range of health issues with cannabis-friendly physicians and flowers from licensed cannabis producers.

No cannabis products are sold on premises and will be sent via mail as per current Health Canada rules.

“Given the recent media reports on raids of illegal marijuana dispensaries, the opening of our facility downtown Toronto couldn’t come at a better time,” said CannaConnect CEO Lee Grossman. “We offer people a legal alternative to getting access to treatment for their existing medical conditions.”

In order to qualify, a patient must simply provide a medical document such as a doctor visitation note or symptom report indicating that they have seen a Canadian-licensed physician regarding their condition. An annual membership costs $249 and is free for veterans.

The company also operates clinics in Kingston, Fredericton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Petawawa and Saskatoon.

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