Media Advisory: National Access Cannabis Ottawa Care Centre Opening June 29, 2015 at 1111 Wellington Street West
Starting the week of June 29th, Ottawa area residents will have a new way to gain access to Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana program. The opening of NAC will provide education and guidance with physician and pharmacist support for informed and legal access to medical cannabis from Health Canada regulated Licensed Producers.
Ottawa, ON – June 24, 2015 – National Access Cannabis (NAC), Canada’s provider of physician and pharmacist guided, safe, informed, responsible and legal access to Health Canada’s medical cannabis program, is opening its flagship Ottawa Care Centre Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. ET.
National Access Cannabis: 1111 Wellington Street West, Ottawa (Hintonburg)
Monday, June 29, 2015 – ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
(The event will include):
- A first look at a new approach to serving medical cannabis patients
- Ribbon cutting, brief welcome and opening remarks from CEO Gulwant Bajwa
- Site tours of the modern flagship care centre including telemedicine rooms for physician consultations, and a design style described as The Body Shop meets Apple Store
- Interviews and photos with CEO, NAC Pharmacist, early members/patients are also attending.
NAC represents the beginning of a new mainstream pharmacy style approach to accessing Canada’s legal medical cannabis program, where patients are given guidance and support by health professionals in a modern care centre. Health Canada operates a legal medical marijuana program called the MMPR but the process is complex. Learning how to access it and understanding what conditions can be treated and how to take cannabis medication safely, effectively and responsibly is NAC’s specialty.
*not required, but appreciated.
NAC provides education on how Health Canada’s medical marijuana system works. Members are connected with a physician for a medical assessment and NAC assists with selecting a Licensed Producer and submitting the required Health Canada medical documents.
Members also receive pharmacist consultations and ongoing guidance on responsible use while NAC pharmacy software monitors safe usage. In addition, NAC members receive the National Access Cannabis Card, a secure medical marijuana card developed in consultation with law enforcement to assure police that patients are authorized to use medical marijuana.
To learn more about NAC visit NationalAccessCannabis.com. NAC can also be found on its social channels on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.
About National Access Cannabis (NAC)
NAC is devoted to improving patients’ quality of life by creating more NAC care centres in cities across Canada. NAC facilitates safe access to medical marijuana within the laws and guidelines of Health Canada by connecting our members with physicians, providing pharmacist consultations and pharmacy software to monitor safe usage, and giving members a medical marijuana card for compliance with Health Canada and law enforcement.
Colin Trethewey/NAC VP of Communications