Cannabis clinics are sprouting across Canada, and are connecting patients with physicians who specialize in cannabinoid therapy. Patients can make appointments for medical cannabis online or in person. The benefit of medical cannabis is that it is not prescribed, like pharmaceuticals. Patients can purchase a monthly allotment of cannabis from a licensed producer. Membership fees range from $99 to $300. Medical cannabis is legal in Canada, which has a more positive attitude towards it than other countries. Its per capita consumption is significantly higher than that of Finland and Sweden. While cannabis advertising is not allowed directly in Canada, the cannabis industry can market its products through media stories and websites, and can market to physicians. Despite the negative perception of cannabis, most people have an open mind when it comes to medical cannabis. Visiting a cannabis clinic can be a positive experience for many patients. A doctor at a cannabis clinic can help you understand the benefits and risks of marijuana and can help you get the medication you need. The medical marijuana doctor will examine you, review your medical history, and determine whether or not the risks and benefits of using marijuana are worth the potential risks. Many cannabis clinics have pharmacists on site. These professionals can help you select the right product for your condition, ensure that you are taking the correct dosage, and prevent any interactions with other medications. They can also teach you how to use the product. For serious conditions, patients should visit a practitioner who is certified by New York State.