Do I have to get high?
No, many forms of medical cannabis treatment involve the non psycho-active materials in the cannabis plant such as CBD. CBD only treatments are THC free and do not have the “high” that is associated with THC.
Do I have to smoke cannabis?
No, today’s cannabis treatments come in many forms such as oral spray, edible oils, gel caps with many more options coming on line all the time.
Can anyone qualify?
No, you must have a known medical condition that you have tried other forms of treatment for, before applying for medical cannabis. If you have a medical condition that you have suffered from and have had treated with no results or not the results you hoped for, then cannabis may be an option to try. It never hurts to ask, so contact MCS today.
How long will it take to get approval?
What is involved in the application process?
Is MCS affiliated with any medical product company?
What if i do not pass the appointment screening process?
Can my health insurance cover the cost of the consultations and/or the cost of medicinal cannabis?
When is treatment with medicinal cannabis contraindicated?
Contraindications for medicinal cannabis treatment Products containing THC are generally not appropriate for patients who:
- Have a history of hypersensitivity to any cannabinoid or to smoke (if the cannabis is smoked)
- Have severe cardio-pulmonary disease with occasional hypo-tension (low blood pressure), possible hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (loss of consciousness) or tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
- Suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Patients with severe liver or renal disease, including chronic hepatitis C
- Have a personal history of psychiatric disorders or a family history of schizophrenia
- Have a history of substance abuse
- severe liver or renal disease
- Are women of childbearing age not on a reliable contraceptive, planning to become pregnancy, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
How does a telemedicine consultation work?
Do not hesitate to ask if you have questions before your appointment about the process. There is a test page to make sure your video and sound are working ahead of your appointment.
I am already using cannabis, why should I use product prescribed by your doctors?
Is there follow up care required?
What are the side effects of medicinal cannabis?
How does medical cannabis affect driving? Is it allowed?
Drug driving is a criminal offense. Care must be taken when consuming medical cannabis not to drive while under the influence of cannabis. Patients should consult with their doctor before driving or operating large machinery and equipment. Medical cannabis does not affect all patients the same way. Both CBD and THC can cause adverse reactions with other medications and currently these affects are not all known. THC takes many days to clear the system and can be found in urine for many days following use. All states in Australia have Mobile Drug Testing and can show cannabis use up to 12 hours after use.
Patients should not drive or operate machinery while being treated with medicinal cannabis that contains THC. All states in Australia have Mobile Drug Testing. Currently all drivers that test positive will be charged.
How much does medication cost from a Licensed Commercial Producer?
How can I buy medical cannabis? What forms are available?
How do I get my medications? Where do they come from?
Is medical cannabis covered by the PBS Scheme?
How much will it cost?
Medical Cannabis Services charges an out-of-pocket fee of $300 (please note that out of pocket costs for QLD based patients is $400 due to additional regulatory requirements). We request a 50% deposit from you at the time of booking.
Follow up and ongoing monitoring consultations will be an out-of-pocket cost of $120 and $180 respectively.
Medicinal Cannabis products are paid to your pharmacy and typically cost $150 and above per month depending on the dosage, indication and type of product being prescribed.