According to the healthcare provider, this will increase patient access and streamline the approval process for Australian Veterans who are seeking alternative treatment options.
Welcome to the latest episode of The Green Fund's CannaCast! The CannaCast features pre-eminent figures within the cannabis space, whether it be entrepreneurs, doctors, chefs, or CEO's of cannabis companies, we will be speaking to the people that have made waves in the cannabis industry.
In this episode, we sat down with Medical Director and Addiction Specialist for CA Clinics, Dr Mark Hardy, to discuss the groundbreaking work that the clinic is currently conducting with the Department of Veteran's Affairs, along with the potential impact of cannabis on veteran's health.
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.CA Clinics Medical Director and Addiction Specialist, Dr Mark Hardy
Earlier this year CA Clinics announced that its line-up of specialist offerings had been expanded to include dedicated Department of Veterans' Affairs clinics.
According to the healthcare provider, the addition of a highly qualified DVA rehabilitation specialist will aid in increasing access and comprehensive care for Australian Veterans who are seeking alternative treatment options.
CA Clinics expect that the addition of a specialist doctor will streamline the DVA approval process and enable suitable patients to obtain approval within a four to six-week period.
CA Clinics have also confirmed that all doctor and product costs are expected to be covered by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
"Applied Cannabis Research continues to explore the impact of medicinal cannabis on chronic pain in veterans through the CA Clinics Observational study (CACOS) program," Applied Cannabis Research Principle Investigator Dr John Barlow said.
"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."
We hope you enjoy this informative episode of The CannaCast with Dr Mark Hardy!
This episode was produced by Casey Peternell, the introduction theme music was created by Reni Mathason and the CannaCast image was created by Niccole Lim. You can find the episode on our Spotify as well as on Apple Podcasts.
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