Medicinal Cannabis Program

  • Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain

    The Toronto Poly Clinic Medical Cannabis program began in 2013. With a focus in chronic pain management, we have helped a number of patients learn how to utilize medical cannabis in a safe, and responsible way. Our program offers regular physician guided prescriptions, as well as patient education. We strive to make the registration process as easy as possible for our patients. We understand that navigating this industry can be overwhelming. Our easily accessible educational support staff, in combination with frequent patient follow up visits are what sets our program apart from the rest.

    Toronto Poly Clinic provides an Evidence-Based Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program: MCORP. Proper use of Medical Cannabis based on the current evidence and guides along with proper opioid tapering schedule based on the Canadian National Opioid Guidelines and Mental Wellness support.

    Medical Marijuana Research – For conditions now responding to other treatments. 

    Toronto Poly Clinic is now accepting candidates for participation in an Ethics Board approved long term observational study on effects and side effects of Medical Marijuana in Chronic Non Cancer population. Toronto Poly Clinic follows guides provided by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the College of Physicians and surgeons of Ontario for use of Medical Marijuana in design and conduction of this study. Patients can contact their family doctors to be referred for consideration of participating in this study.

  • Inclusion Criteria

    • Age 25 to 90
    • Both men and women
    • Diagnosis of CNCP longer than the past 6 months

    CNCP conditions include:

    • Neuropathic Pain: Diabetic, Post traumatic, Post Herpetic, central, wide spread neuropathic pain
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS) muscle spasms and/or pain
    • Chronic abdominal pain of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
    • Chronic pelvic pain, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), advanced endometriosis
    • Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Phantom limb pain
    • Chronic Post-surgical pain
    • Chronic intractable headaches
    • Chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain due to recurrent seizure disorder
    • Failed back syndrome with neuropathic or mixed pain non responsive to other treatments
  • Exclusion Criteria

    • Cardiovascular disease (angina, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, arrhythmias), respiratory or oral disease or any other serious systemic disorders
    • Cancer pain
    • Pregnancy, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
    • History of schizophrenia, other psychosis, other significant psychiatric disorder or unstable mood disorder
    • Younger than 25 years old (Relative exclusion: Exceptional consideration can be made for extreme cases of younger than 25 years old with the absolute cut off at 18 years old)
    • History of any legal issues related to Cannabis, alcohol or other controlled substances
    • Previous history of any adverse or serious adverse events due to use of cannabis

Medical Cannabis Opioid Reduction Program (MCORP)

In 2017, 4000 Canadians have lost their lives because of opioid overdose

In order to address this crisis, Dr. Rod has developed a program for opioid reduction with proper use of medical cannabis along with psychological support.

The focus of this program is on patient education leading to behavioural change.This program is accepted for presentation at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, University of Toronto DFCM scientific conference, Ontario Medical Association AGM scientific program, and the World Cannabis Congress.

We are accepting new patients for our Medical Cannabis Program. Please fill out our MMP Referral Form and email it to mmp@torontopolyclinic.com