The MediCannabis™ Approach

We are proud to welcome patients from all walks of life. Our medical doctors, nurses and specialists take the time to understand your specific needs so that we can treat you effectively and safely.

Understanding patient eligibility for medicinal cannabis can be complex. Since cannabis is not for everyone, and it is not to be considered a panacea to cure everything, our doctors perform medical assessments to determine patient eligibility, safety, and efficacy.

Upon determining patient eligibility we can then manage the administrative requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia for you, and also the specific state application if required.

We can then focus on safe and controlled administration of your medicinal cannabis treatment. We can screen for drug interactions and contraindications, and conduct follow-up medical consultations for continued assessment and maintain up-to-date progress reports.

Do I need a referral to attend the clinic?

You can self-refer to our medical cannabis clinic, or seek treatment via a referral from your GP or specialist.

If you are seeking a referral from your medical doctor, you will need to:

  • Please ask them to provide your medical history.
    • Please ask them to provide this to you and/or transfer them to our clinic. You can provide them our web address for contact details https://medicannabis.com.au

After deciding whether you want to self-refer, or request a formal referral from your regular doctor, the first step is to book an Initial Consultation

How do I make a booking to see a medical cannabis specialist?

You can book online by tapping this link, or call us on 9676 8888.

Our Port Melbourne Location

Our MediCannabis clinic in Port Melbourne is part of a multi-disciplinary medical health and wellness centre. There are GP’s for all aspects of family and general medicine, as well as various medical specialists including cardiologists, gastroenterologists and other medical specialists, and also allied health practitioners including dentists, psychologists, and other allied health practitioners. Specialty treatments are also available here including intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, integrative and functional medicine, and more. There is even pathology test collection available here on-site.

The safety and efficacy of medicinal cannabis treatments can be determined as part of a holistic view of your health condition and goals as a whole. If a more suitable treatment beyond medicinal cannabis is available to you, this can be provided to you instead or in conjunction with your medicinal cannabis treatments.

Our close relationships with all health providers internal at this location (and also other locations e.g. hospitals our medical specialists practice) means we have the ability to provide you a more streamlined and managed experience.

RACGP Accredited Medical Practice

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Accredited Medical Practice

AGPAL Accredited Medical Practice

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) Accredited Medical Practice

QIP Accredited Medical Practice

Quality Innovation Performance LTD (QIP) Accredited Medical Practice

Considerations when embarking on medical cannabis treatments

When seeking alternative treatment pathways, such as medical marijuana, it is important to carefully consider what you are hoping to achieve. This enables our medical professionals to tailor your cannabinoid treatment to your specific needs.

Our range of cannabis prescriptions are not suitable for every patient, and it is important that you provide us with a full overview of your current health status, as well as any vitamins, supplements, over-the-counter and prescriptions medications you are taking.

Please let us know if you are planning any major lifestyle changes in the next year, such as becoming pregnant, undertaking a physical challenge like running a marathon, or extended travel plans, as this may influence the treatment we prescribe for you.

What's happening with medical cannabis in Australia?

There are some excellent initiatives in the research, growth, pharmaceutical production, testing, prescription, and treatment modalities for medicinal cannabis in Australia.

Here is a great video of a presentation by Professor Nick Lintzeris from The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at The University of Sydney wherein he discusses medical cannabis research and development in Australia.