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“Since opening on the Coast last October, CDA — which stands for Cannabis Doctors Australia — has more 700 regular patients and accrued a six-week waiting list.”
“Banks in Australia are behind on the shift towards medicinal cannabis and there is still a lot of stigma there,” CDA director of operations Guy Headley said yesterday.
“We found it quite challenging when dealing with traditional financial institutions despite being part of the medical profession.”
“Medicinal cannabis has been in the country for three years and has helped thousands across Australia, but many banks are unwilling to be part of it.”
So CDA turned to the public, and Mr Headley says it has worked.”
“What we saw was patients and doctors coming to us asking how they could get involved in this. We are a small doctor-led company and wanted to be a point of difference to big pharma.
“We want to retain this focus by being community owned and not be held to account by large investors chasing short-term returns.”
“We see Gold Coast patients aged from seven to 97. More often than not it is middle-aged patients that come to us with things like chronic pain, anxiety and PTSD.”
“We treat other conditions as well such as blood sugar control, restless leg syndrome and more.”
“Dr Jansen said the stigma surrounding the drug was disappointing given the risks of other medical aides such as opioids.”
“Australia is seeing a huge opioid epidemic due to overuse of prescriptions and yet alternative treatments are still judged heavily.”
“It is our mission to show the medical community this safe alternative and treat patients in need.”
“CDA Clinics has clinics in Miami, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and also own Burleigh Heads Cannabis, a wholesale import business.”