My Releaf  Medicinal Cannabis Clinic

About My Releaf

Our Doctors and Pharmacists are here to assist eligible patients to gain access to Medical Cannabis products via the TGA’s Special Access Scheme. The process is complex, however our team is dedicated to work with you and your GP in accessing this treatment option. Appointments are held in a private consultation face to face or via TeleHealth at My Releaf, within My Life My Health Medical, Wickham House Building, 157 Wickham Tce, Brisbane, 4000.

What is Medicinal Cannabis?

Medicinal Cannabis is the term used to describe pharmaceutical grade products and is derived from the scientific name of the cannabis plant. Research has shown it is the chemicals within the plant, known as cannabinoids that can be beneficial to several medical conditions. It is a term used to differentiate between the medicinal aspects of the plant and the use of marijuana as an an illegal recreational drug.

The main compounds derived from the cannabis plant are  THC and CBD. These are formulated into oils, capsules and dried herb. To break it down, THC is what causes the ‘high’ feeling, but it has also been found to reduce nausea, vomiting, pain, muscle spasms and improve sleep and appetite. CBD has been found to reduce the ‘high’ caused by THC, and may also be effective for seizures, pain and to reduce anxiety. Terpenes are also present in the plant and together with the cannabinoids form what’s termed the “entourage effect”.  Together, THC, CBD and the Terpenes may benefit a range of conditions.

About Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis preparations contain terpenoids and cannabinoids, of which CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most studied. Each has its own qualities with some overlap and also augment each other’s action. The choice of one or both depends on the patient’s condition and their circumstances. There have been over 45 conditions approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), including:

  • Epilepsy
  • PTSD
  • Cancer Pain
  • Inflammatory Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain (non-cancer)
  • Palliative Care
  • Severe Insomnia
  • Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting Multiple Sclerosis

The manufacture of Medicinal Cannabis is highly regulated and must conform to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)– this means the products are free from harmful ingredients, that doctors and consumers know what is in it, and that the effect it has for a patient will be consistent from bottle to bottle.

There are several manufacturers establishing in Australia and until local product becomes available, most are importing ready-prepared products from sister companies in Canada. These products are at the required standard of the TGA and are designed to assist patients who have one of the eligible conditions.

My Releaf will be using the highest quality Medical Cannabis products available, accredited by both Health Canada and the EU and manufactured under stringent GMP manufacturing processes. Current formulations available include oils, gel caps and dried bud, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. These will be discussed with individual patients at their consultation.

About the Special Access Scheme (SAS)

The SAS allows certain health practitioners to access medicines, medical devices or biologicals that are not included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods for a single patient. There is a strict process that needs to be followed before authorisation to presribe these products can occur. View the TGA-SAS website here.

Am I eligible for medical cannabis?

To be eligible for medical cannabis in Australia, you must have a diagnosed condition for which there is some evidence that medical cannabis helps. Patients must also have tried conventional treatments for that condition and found them to be ineffective. 

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    Where is the consultation?

    Consultations are available face to face in our clinic on Wickham Tce. Brisbane or via Telehealth.

    Do I get a Medicare Rebate?

    Fees are not bulk-billed but a Medicare rebate may apply to face to face consultations.  Telehealth consultations are not eligible for a Medicare rebate.

    Where is the consultation?

    Consultations are available face to face in our clinic on Wickham Tce. Brisbane or via Telehealth.

    Do I get a Medicare Rebate?

    Fees are not bulk-billed but a Medicare rebate may apply to face to face consultations.  Telehealth consultations are not eligible for a Medicare rebate.

     

     

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