Frequently asked questions

What is cannabis for?

Medical cannabis is currently used for a number of very different pathologies. The reason is that cannabis contains different compounds that have effects on systems that keep the body “in balance.” Currently, there are products based on cannabis compounds approved for use in epilepsy, nausea, and weakness of the body in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. There’s also a great amount of evidence regarding its use for chronic pain. Ongoing research is showing new therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

Is medicinal cannabis legal in Peru?

Yes, it is legal. A doctor will determine if you could benefit from its use and will write you a prescription detailing the type of product, the route of administration, the dosage, and the guidelines to follow, just as any other prescription drug.

Can cannabis be dangerous?

Like any medicine, medical cannabis has the potential to cause unwanted effects, hence the importance to check regularly with a healthcare professional. On the other hand, beliefs about dependence or addiction are unfounded. Historical and scientific evidence indicates that the use of cannabis is safe.

Where can I get cannabis for medical use?

There are selected pharmacies in Peru where you can purchase medicinal cannabis-based products with a prescription.

How do I take it? What are the routes of administration?

The doctor will be in charge of prescribing the type of product, the concentration, dose, and frequency of use. There are many routes of administration depending on the effect sought. Among the main ones, we have sublingual, topical, vaporized, vaginal, and rectal. At the moment, in Peru only products for sublingual/oral use are available. It is important to note that smoking is not recommended by any health professional, since combustion generates toxic residues that damage the respiratory tract.

What is the minimun age to use medical cannabis?

There is no age limit. The doctor will determine whether the patient is a candidate for cannabis treatment, regardless of age, based on the type of pathology and a risk-benefit analysis.

What is the difference between medical cannabis and marijuana?

They are essentially the same, they both come from the same plant. The difference is in how they are produced and their application, the first being for therapeutic use and the second for various purposes. It is important to bear in mind that a product approved for medical use follows the strictest quality controls, from the cultivation of the plant to the preparation and conservation of the product that the patient will consume. In this way, it is ensured that it is free of harmful contaminants and that it contains the desired active ingredients for maximum benefit.

How can I get medical cannabis?

Peruvian law indicates that every person who wishes to access a cannabis product for medicinal use must present a prescription issued by a health professional. We recommend that you see a doctor for an evaluation. For more details, we guide you here.

What is cannabis for?

Medical cannabis is currently used for a number of very different pathologies. The reason is that cannabis contains different compounds that have effects on systems that keep the body “in balance.” Currently, there are products based on cannabis compounds approved for use in epilepsy, nausea, and weakness of the body in patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. There’s also a great amount of evidence regarding its use for chronic pain. Ongoing research is showing new therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

Is medicinal cannabis legal in Peru?

Yes, it is legal. A doctor will determine if you could benefit from its use and will write you a prescription detailing the type of product, the route of administration, the dosage, and the guidelines to follow, just as any other prescription drug.

Can cannabis be dangerous?

Like any medicine, medical cannabis has the potential to cause unwanted effects, hence the importance to check regularly with a healthcare professional. On the other hand, beliefs about dependence or addiction are unfounded. Historical and scientific evidence indicates that the use of cannabis is safe.

Where can I get cannabis for medical use?

There are selected pharmacies in Peru where you can purchase medicinal cannabis-based products with a prescription.

How do I take it? What are the routes of administration?

The doctor will be in charge of prescribing the type of product, the concentration, dose, and frequency of use. There are many routes of administration depending on the effect sought. Among the main ones, we have sublingual, topical, vaporized, vaginal, and rectal. At the moment, in Peru only products for sublingual/oral use are available. It is important to note that smoking is not recommended by any health professional, since combustion generates toxic residues that damage the respiratory tract.

What is the minimun age to use medical cannabis?

There is no age limit. The doctor will determine whether the patient is a candidate for cannabis treatment, regardless of age, based on the type of pathology and a risk-benefit analysis.

What is the difference between medical cannabis and marijuana?

They are essentially the same, they both come from the same plant. The difference is in how they are produced and their application, the first being for therapeutic use and the second for various purposes. It is important to bear in mind that a product approved for medical use follows the strictest quality controls, from the cultivation of the plant to the preparation and conservation of the product that the patient will consume. In this way, it is ensured that it is free of harmful contaminants and that it contains the desired active ingredients for maximum benefit.

How can I get medical cannabis?

Peruvian law indicates that every person who wishes to access a cannabis product for medicinal use must present a prescription issued by a health professional. We recommend that you see a doctor for an evaluation. For more details, we guide you here.

Health Profesionals

Can I prescribe cannabis for medicinal use? How can I prescribe in Peru?

All collegiate doctors can prescribe medical cannabis to their patients if they consider it appropriate. We recommend that you access training on the applications of medicinal cannabis and its practical use, or refer your patient to a specialist colleague.

Where can I train?

There are multiple national and foreign courses and workshops, many of them in virtual versions. We at Cann Farm consider it important to contribute to the training of health professionals and therefore we organize face-to-face, virtual events and make current content available to you on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all our courses and seminars.

Where does cannabis work and how?

Cannabis is a generic term that encompasses various compounds, such as THC and CBD, which act mainly on the endocannabinoid system, a complex molecular communication network that regulates the homeostasis of multiple vital processes. For more information, you can visit our page explaining what the endocannabinoid system is here.

Can I prescribe cannabis for medicinal use? How can I prescribe in Peru?

All collegiate doctors can prescribe medical cannabis to their patients if they consider it appropriate. We recommend that you access training on the applications of medicinal cannabis and its practical use, or refer your patient to a specialist colleague.

Where can I train?

There are multiple national and foreign courses and workshops, many of them in virtual versions. We at Cann Farm consider it important to contribute to the training of health professionals and therefore we organize face-to-face, virtual events and make current content available to you on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all our courses and seminars.

Where does cannabis work and how?

Cannabis is a generic term that encompasses various compounds, such as THC and CBD, which act mainly on the endocannabinoid system, a complex molecular communication network that regulates the homeostasis of multiple vital processes. For more information, you can visit our page explaining what the endocannabinoid system is here.