Medicinal Cannabis wafers available to select number of Queenslanders

5/05/2020 8:00:00 PM

The new Australian cannabis tablet dissolves under your tongue and fights pain, nausea and motor diseases. #9News

The new Australian cannabis tablet dissolves under your tongue and fights pain, nausea and motor diseases. 9News

Australia is producing a cutting edge world first medicinal cannabis wafer that provides a simpler solution than other cannabis products.

"It's the ease of use with a wafer - it goes into the mouth and it's absorbed quite rapidly into the body," Dr Jansen told 9News."The wafer I see being quite helpful with children who won't necessarily be able to swallow a pill or tolerate an oil which can taste a bit different."

Distributor Cannatrek is currently harvesting medicinal cannabis under government permits at its top secret facility in Brisbane where the Xativa wafers are being stored.Craig Thompson, a patient access consultant with Cannatrek, says it's also easier for patients to ensure they're taking the correct amount.

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The reason more ppl haven’t already taken up the existing medication is due to cost, I know I couldn’t afford $300-$400 a month and even $180 is three times as expensive as my current pain medication! Shame I can’t get the government assistance

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Queensland medicinal cannabis farm to supply patients within weeks "It's the ease of use with a wafer - it goes into the mouth and it's absorbed quite rapidly into the body," Dr Jansen told 9News.AAP 17:56 Parts of the world are starting to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the new coronavirus will pose significant risks until vaccines are developed, the WHO's top emergencies expert says.Read more "We are so excited to be welcoming all our students back to school on Wednesday to resume normal classes," the school said in a Facebook post.the Government's WhatsApp channel.

"The wafer I see being quite helpful with children who won't necessarily be able to swallow a pill or tolerate an oil which can taste a bit different." Distributor Cannatrek is currently harvesting medicinal cannabis under government permits at its top secret facility in Brisbane where the Xativa wafers are being stored. "In that sense, there's hope," Ryan told Reuters in an online interview from Geneva. Craig Thompson, a patient access consultant with Cannatrek, says it's also easier for patients to ensure they're taking the correct amount. "We want all students to get back into school because that's the best place for them to learn," he said. "It's a fixed dose so the patient knows they're taking a fixed amount all the time," Craig Thompson from Cannatrek said. "What we're learning is that it is possible to get this disease under control and it is possible to begin resuming normal economic and social life, with a new way of having to do that, and with extreme caution and vigilance. Access requires GP approval The product is available now to Queenslanders who meet a strict criteria. In this context, it will have been dispiriting for community cricket clubs in Victoria to have learned the first victim of that state's cost-cutting measures was a large proportion of the so-called Field Force of regional cricket managers and club officers who provided expert advice for clubs.

"One is a a chronic condition lasting longer than three months and the other is having failed on first line medication or experiencing side effects," Mr Thompson explained.  Although they may not appear to have a big problem yet, the availability of tests remains an issue. Scotch College headmaster Alec O'Connell said yesterday was the first day back for all years at the Uniting Church school in Perth. While the wafers are classed as an unapproved product, they're available through the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Special Access Scheme. The cannabis wafer is called Xativa.44 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 243,015 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of yesterday. (9News) Your doctor will need to make an application to the TGA on your behalf and if approved, you take that approval and the prescription to a pharmacy where they will order the wafers." 'We want to get swabbing' Western Australia's new "spot testing" regime will get underway later this month to identify any asymptomatic coronavirus cases at schools across the state. The process is estimated to take around five days.. This should mean that — even if no games are played — the season is not completely lost for those clubs who seize the opportunity.

A month's supply of the product, about 60 wafers, will set you back $173 but it is cheaper than current options on the market. The medicinal cannabis industry is only just starting to take off in Australia. ( ABC News: Evelyn Manfield ) The Government will partner with the Telethon Kids Institute to conduct the study, which has been dubbed the Detect Program. The country's first fully operational medicinal cannabis farm opened on the Sunshine Coast in early 2019, operated by Medifarm. Within a decade, it's thought the industry is projected to be worth $1.2 billion. "Every day we do extra tests is another day we can be more certain about the outcomes in relation to any outbreaks in the community. What you need to know about coronavirus:.

As of August last year only a few thousand Australians had been prescribed medicinal cannabis by a doctor despite the treatment being legalised by the federal government in February 2016 Continue reading .