Australian medicinal cannabis clinic network CA Clinics has expanded its specialist offering to include dedicated Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clinics.

The company said the addition of a qualified DVA rehabilitation specialist to CA Clinics’ team will increase access and care for Australian DVA patients seeking alternative treatment options.

It added the addition of a doctor who specialises in supporting the DVA patient group will make it easier for veterans to get DVA approvals within 4-6 weeks.

All doctor and product costs are expected to be covered by the DVA.

CA Clinics’ Dr Mark Hardy: improving access to chronic illness care for people who have served their country

CA Clinics medical director and addiction specialist Dr Mark Hardy said: “CA Clinics is committed to supporting the physical and mental health of our veterans and continues its program to facilitate access for vet patients to DVA-funded medicinal cannabis.

“The addition of a specialist who is dedicated to our veteran patients improves the team approach to chronic illness care for those who need it most, and in this case, who have served our country.”

Principal investigator at Applied Cannabis Research Dr John Barlow added: “Applied Cannabis Research continues to explore the impact of medicinal cannabis on chronic pain in veterans through the CA Clinics Observational study (CACOS) program.

“The study will help further our understanding of how medicinal cannabis therapy options may be best applied to maintain the health of veterans and other patients, particularly in the older age bracket.”

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