Cannabis Access Clinics has reduced the price of consults for patients in Queensland.
The reduction reflects changes announced by the Queensland government on August 30 regarding streamlined access to medicinal marijuana. The new approach taken in the state expands the class of doctor who can apply and reduces the reporting requirements to make them more consistent with approaches taken in other states.
Patients in Queensland will now pay $300 for an initial consultation when attending Cannabis Access Clinics, a fee in line with prices patients pay in other parts of the country.
“We applaud the Queensland Department of Health for streamlining access to medicinal cannabis and reducing red tape,” Cannabis Access Clinics Medical Director Dr Sanjay Nijhawan said. ‘We recognise there is some way to go in Australia before prices reach optimal levels, but we will continue to work hard to reduce costs so more patients can afford legal medicinal cannabis as an adjunct therapy.”
Cannabis Access Clinics see patients who are suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, epilepsy multiple sclerosis, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, endometriosis, anxiety, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and other conditions. Patients are screened to determine suitability and undergo comprehensive monitoring once on the treatment.
Cannabis Access Clinics does not sell or prescribe products, and doctors working at the clinic make prescription decisions based on their own clinical judgment.