The news comes hot on the heels of a rapidly changing landscape of medical cannabis, as well as industrial hemp worldwide. The US has just approved the legalisation of hemp while New Zealand has passed new laws to make medical cannabis more widely available in recent days.
Yesterday, Cannabis Access Clinics launched WA’s first medicinal cannabis clinic in Subiaco, focused on helping doctors and patients navigate the regulatory pathway for prescribing medicinal cannabis products.
Cannabis Access Clinics is a privately-owned organisation that employs doctors that maintain a “complete clinical independence from a prescribing perspective”, thereby ensuring the company remains entirely agnostic and independent when marketing products from some medical cannabis suppliers over others.
Medical director of Cannabis Access Clinics Dr Sanjay Nijhawan told Small Caps, “We are pleased to be able to extend our clinic network to Western Australia. The Western Australian Department of Health has worked hard to streamline regulations and make access to treatment easier for patients in need.”
“We believe medicinal cannabis needs to be considered as part of the treatment regime for many patients. It is often not a stand-alone treatment and it is not a silver-bullet solution, but alongside conventional therapies, it can help patients suffering from chronic pain, nausea, seizures, anxiety, sleep disorders, eating disorders and a range of other conditions,” he added.
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