Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis is not a panacea. But it is one of the most exciting, safest, and broadly therapeutic medical treatments of our time. It deserves to be studied, and patients deserve access.

Patients are welcome to book a medicinal cannabis consultation to discuss their options for treatment. If you have a regular GP, it is highly recommended that you bring a referral letter, so that your GP can be kept abreast of the medicinal cannabis aspect of your medical care.  If you have not been able to find a regular GP you are still welcome to book a consultation to discuss medicinal cannabis.

Please email us at info@thesunflowerclinic.com.au

  • If you are unsure if your condition qualifies for a medicinal cannabis prescription
  • If you live in regional Australia or have significant difficulty attending the clinic, please contact us to discuss your options for video consultation and telehealth.

Prior to your appointment

  • Please bring any specialist letters or reports that may support your application. Ideally, email these to reception@drzainib.com prior to your appointment.
  • Medicare card details

You have a medical condition and you have tried standard or conventional medications and treatments.

You have discussed medicinal cannabis with your current treating practitioners, and they are unable to prescribe it to you.

You have read and understood the TGA patient information factsheet
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Medicinal Cannabis Consultations

Appointment Cost
Initial Consultation$300 ($110.50 medicare rebate)
Follow Up Consultations$155 ($75.05 medicare rebate)
Repeat Prescriptions (Telehealth Available)$95 ($38.75 medicare rebate)

How to book your appointment

Send an email to reception@drzainib.com
Call us to book on (02) 9226 2140
Book directly from my calendar

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Names of previous medications and therapies that you have tried
  • Names and contact details of specialists you have previously seen

Chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, ADHD, Autism, migraine, chemotherapy induced nausea & vomiting, cancer & cancer pain, glaucoma, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, depression, tremors, palliative care, acne, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few.

The treatment can range upward of $250 per month depending on the product and dosage required.

Yes. You can provide your GP with the SAS B approval forms that we obtain for you, and they will be able to provide you with repeat prescriptions. Your GP is also able to submit the application for you if they are comfortable doing so.

Medicinal cannabis products are not registered with the TGA (therapeutic Goods Association) and so cannot be accessed simply by a standard prescription. They also cannot be ordered by a pharmacist without the appropriate documentation. This documentation must be completed by a doctor; an approval via the Special Access Scheme. It involves writing to the TGA about your condition, what you have tried, why conventional treatments are not appropriate, and evidence that medicinal cannabis has some research indicating that it may be applied usefully in your condition. The doctor needs to submit a new application for each new product the patient requires. Once approval is received for a patient, the forms are sent to a pharmacy that is authorized to hold medicinal cannabis products. The pharmacy will order your product and you can collect it with a valid script.

Once granted, an approval may remain valid for up to 24 months before a new application needs to be submitted.

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