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Medicinal Cannabis is different to that of black-market cannabis as it is produced in a regulated environment.
The quality of the product is required to comply with the high Australian Therapeutic Goods Standards known as TG0 93.
The medicinal cannabis extracted from the cannabis plant frequently involves isolating useful Cannabinoids and refining the process to minimize the risk of harm. Medicinal Cannabis contains different levels and different types of Cannabinoids dependent on which medical condition they are used for.
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Dr Thinn’s authorization
Dr Wai Thinn has been practicing in Cairns for 4 years, after beginning her training at University of Medicine in Yangon. Dr Thinn has is a registered general practitioner with the TGA, and is trained to integrate health practices with adjunct plant-based medication prescribing to assist you in alleviating symptoms and improving treatment outcomes.
To become an authorized prescriber the medical practitioner must:
- Have appropriate training and expertise
- Be best able to assess the patient's needs
- Be able to monitor the outcome of the therapy
To find out more about the TGA, visit below:
- Initial appointment
Documents required: A referral from your GP/specialists, full medication history including list of current and previous medications for your condition.
Other useful information: current Chronic Disease Management Plan, current pathology and radiology reports.
- Lodge application to TGA
- Approval accepted with 3-5 business days
Once approved, scrips will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
- Subsequent Appointment 7-10 days
This appointment allows the doctor to assess the effectiveness of the medication and make adjustments as required.
- Review as required by GP
Main conditions accepted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Medical cannabis may be prescribed to other common illness including, but not limited to:
- Irritable Bowel Diseases
- Temporomandibular joint syndrome
- Cancer and non-cancer chronic pain
- Sleep disorders
- Initial consultation: $180
- Subsequent appointments: $110
- Price of the medicinal marijuana varies depending on the dosage amount
*Some consults will receive a Medicare rebate*