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Mulgrave Road Medical Centre
07 4044 0444

318 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt QLD 4870  FAX: 07 4044 0445    HealthLink ID – drcairns


Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: CLOSED

Open every alternate Tuesday from 9am to allow for Clinical Education

Walk-in Service

By arrangement on the day
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Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis

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.

Find out more: 

Dr Thinn’s authorization

Dr Wai Thinn has been practicing in Cairns for 6 years, after beginning her GP training at James Cook University. Dr Thinn 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:

Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) 

What You’ll Need

For your initial assessment with Dr Thinn, please bring a current health summary and letter from your usual GP with:

  • Diagnoses of one of the following conditions
  • information regarding previous trials of conventional medicine or non-medicinal measures that you have already tried but have failed or were discontinued due to intolerable side effects.
  • Current medications list

It is a requirement for TGA approval that there is some preclinical or clinical evidence that medical cannabis or CBD oil will benefit your condition or reduce symptoms.

DVA Patients (Gold Card Holders Only) 

DVA will fund medicinal cannabis in line with their framework, and is decided on a case by case basis. Both consultations and scripts can be covered by the DVA, as long as the criteria is met and funding is pre-approved. 

We require a Health Summary from your GP as well as evidence of your covered Health Conditions and information from your GP regarding the previous evidence-based standard treatments for your condition, and why they may have failed. 

For further information, please contact DVA: Medicinal cannabis | Department of Veterans' Affairs ( 

Dr Thinn can currently only provide treatment for Tier 1 applications (max 2 products, THC no more than 40mg a day) 

Initial Medicinal Cannabis Assessment – 30 Minutes – will be allocated for Dr Thinn to discuss the requirements with you and to begin the application process with DVA and await approval. Scripts will not be able to be given until your follow up appointment appointment after getting DVA Approval.

Indications for Medicinal Cannabis

Alzheimer’s disease 


Anxiety (CBD)



Behaviour disorder 

Cancer pain and symptom management 

Cannabis use disorder 

Cerebral palsy

Chronic fatigue syndrome 

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease








Inflammatory bowel disease 

Insomnia (CBD)

Irritable bowel syndrome 

Lennox Gastaut syndrome 

Lunes disease


Mood disorder 

Movement disorder 

Multiple sclerosis 

Muscle spasm

Nausea and vomiting 

Neurological disorder Neuropathic pain

Palliative care

Parkinson’s disease 



Pulmonary fibrosis 

Restless leg syndrome 

Seizure management 

Sleep disorder 


Tourette syndrome 


Ulcerative colitis

CBD can be used in above conditions, as well as:

  • Tinnitus
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Panic disorder
  • Photophobia
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Acne
  • ASD (autism spectrum disorder)
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar (*pure CBD oral route)


Dr Thinn cannot prescribe Both CBD and THC: 

  • during pregnancy and to breastfeeding mothers 
  • THC to those under 25 years unless with a paediatrician letter or specialist support
  • CBD to those under 18 years unless with a paediatrician letter or specialist support


Dr Thinn cannot prescribe THC in 

  • active or previous history of schizophrenia, psychosis and drug and alcohol dependency.
  • unstable cardiac condition (severe arrhythmia, heart failure) 
  • persons taking amphetamine, duromine, antipsychotic medication
  • persons aged under 25 years
  • heavy vehicle and machinery drivers 
  • commercial drivers
  • coal and MMQ workers


*** Pure CBD is not available for vaporisation/ inhalation 

*** Dr Thinn cannot prescribe more than maximum recommended dose especially in THC dominant formulation (Oral - 30mg/day & smoking - 400mg).



Initial Assessment: $150

Review: $95

Scripting cannot always be guaranteed at the patients Initial Assessment and providing the above requested information will assist Dr Thinn in making a suitable assessment of your patient’s needs.

Price of the medicinal marijuana varies depending on the dosage amount