Medicinal Cannabis

For Patients
Medwell Medical & Wellness Clinic aims to efficiently and safely utilise Cannabinoid Medicine for those who suffer from chronic pain and other approved indications through a thorough application process.
For Doctors
If you are a doctor interested in learning about the prescription of Medicinal Cannabis for your patients and the Endocannabinoid System, please contact the clinic to arrange a mentorship program – a trial MC through the TGA might be suitable for your patients with chronic pain symptoms where conventional treatment options have been ineffective.
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About Us
Eligibility
The Process
Our Fees
CBD & THC
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About Us

Here at Medwell Medical and Wellness Clinic we help to assist doctors and patients alike in navigating the regulatory pathway for prescribing Cannabinoid products in Australia through the Cannabis Centre Sunshine Coast.

We work closely with patients who suffer from chronic pain which is debilitating and living with it daily is challenging. Chronic pain affects many Australians, in fact over 3 million people suffer from chronic pain. For many medicinal cannabis therapies may be beneficial in relieving this chronic pain.

Medicinal Cannabis is a highly regulated medication and access to this service will be dependent on meeting strict guidelines while also consenting to regular monitoring and follow up appointments in-clinic. Our doctors also work in conjunction with patient’s regular GP’s and health professionals that do not prescribe, to help incorporate medicinal cannabis.

Medwell Medical & Wellness Clinic welcomes new patients and patient referrals from any general practitioners, medical specialists and health professionals who feel their patients may benefit from medicinal cannabis treatment.


Eligibility

Medicinal cannabis can only be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. Before prescribing medicinal cannabis, the doctor will assess each patient to decide if the treatment is appropriate for their condition and individual circumstances. The doctor will take a medical history and a family health history. The doctor will also consider the patient’s current medications and any problems with drug dependence and substance abuse. 

Due to the stringent application process both Doctor and patient have to complete, we are very clear that medicinal cannabis is not considered a first line medication. The final decision is assessed by the TGA whether you are granted access to medicinal cannabis, therefore our doctors screen everyone carefully.  

You might be eligible for cannabinoid medicine if you have any of the following conditions lasting 3 months or more:

  • Chronic Pain

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Epilepsy

  • Palliative Care

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea & vomiting

Other conditions also approved by the TGA consist of the following:

  • Neuropathic pain,

  • Cancer Pain,

  • PTSD,

  • Depression,

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Autism,

  • Anxiety,

  • Schizophrenia,

  • Alzheimers,

  • Spasticity from neurological conditions,

  • Anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer)

The Process

If you feel Medicinal Cannabis might be a suitable treatment for you please contact us. Please review the process below:

  • Review all the information and links provided to you on this page.

  • Contact us and ensure you let us know you are wanting a consultation for Medicinal Cannabis.

  • When you have booked you will have a consultation with our medicinal cannabis registered nurse and doctor to ensure you meet the criteria. 

  • Your application will then be submitted for approval. 

  • Approval of SAS B Application (approximately 7 day turn around, longer for more complex applications)

  • Follow-up Consultations are part of the approval program fpr Medicinal cannabis and need to be adhered to: These comprise of patient medication dosing adjustment (titration) and review of treatment plan.

  • On receiving approval you will then be issued with your script to be dispensed at a nominated pharmacy that is set up to provide Medicinal Cannabis medication. Please ask us which pharmacies can dispense your script.

  • Commencement of medication.

  • If required your Medwell Clinic Doctor will notify your treating specialist/s of your approval, approved medications and dosing rates.

All applications are not guaranteed for approval. Ultimately the final decision is made by the TGA. This is why our nurses and doctors have a very strict screening process to ensure the greatest success.

 

 

Our Fees

CBD & THC

The cannabis plant produces between 80-100 cannabinoids with two of the main active cannabinoids being THC and CBD.

Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and the Endocannabinoid System

The use of medicinal preparations of cannabis can be traced back over five thousand years, making it one of the oldest medicinal plants.

There are approximately 480 different compounds within the cannabis plant including over 300 non-cannabinoid compounds. The plant produces between 80-100 cannabinoids with two of the main active ingredients being CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabiniol).

CBD

  • The most studied cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant which lacs the euphoric intoxicating effects of THC.

  • It is not a cannbinoid receptor agonist.

  • CBD may reduce the psychotropic effects produced by THC.

  • Clinical studies suggest that CBD has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-nauseant, anti-emetic, anti-psychotic, anti-ischemic, antixiolytic and anti-epileptic effects.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

THC

  • Has the only psychoactive component of medical cannabis.

  • May be responsible for the analgesic and anti-emetic properties of cannabis.

  • Recommended that patients start with low THC strains and gradually titrate the dose.

  • Start low and go slow.

THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabiniol)

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