Melbourne-based medical cannabis company Entoura has announced a proprietary digital solution for submitting applications for Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funding to cover the cost of medicinal cannabis treatment. 

Entoura’s automated process for doctors and specialists is free of charge, and allows them to easily generate a funding application for their DVA patients. 

Entoura has created this tool as a means of cutting through red tape and finding a faster route to supporting the health needs of veterans as the path to securing DVA funding for medicinal cannabis has historically been onerous for both patients and doctors.

Entoura general manager Clare Barker said the tool is a first for Australian prescribers.

Clare Barker
Entoura general manager Clare Barker said the tool demystifies the application process for doctors.

She added: “It demystifies the application process for those doctors who are looking to improve their patients’ quality of life by facilitating funded access to medicinal cannabis. This tool is a simple step that ensures all the DVA requirements are met.”

Professor Ian Brighthope: veterans suffering from stress, pain and anxiety need ready access to medicinal cannabis.

Professor Ian Brighthope, founding president of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), said: “Veterans suffer stress, pain and anxiety both on the field and on return home. It is vitally important that they have ready access to medicinal cannabis, which is invaluable in the management of the many conditions that veterans suffer.

“Medicinal cannabis is very effective, has very few side effects and is not addictive. Properly prescribed, medicinal cannabis can greatly enhance a veteran’s quality of life ” 

Register for the Entoura Cannabis Support Portal here

More information about DVA funding for medical cannabis can be found here