In August 2022, South Australia saw its first dedicated medicinal cannabis clinic, IvyMed open in Adelaide’s southern suburb of Pasadena. And now, the same company has opened its second location in Adelaide’s north.
The new Prospect clinic opened to the public on Thursday 25 May, with Greens member of the South Australian Legislative Council, Tammy Franks, and IvyMed CEO, Aaron Langman, launching the northern location.
IvyMed offers an alternative pain relief and therapy option to those suffering from a variety of chronic pain and mental health issues.
Located inside the pharmacy inside the Star Discount Chemist in North Park Shopping Centre, the doctors at IvyMed Prospect will consult South Australians face-to-face – reviewing patients through an eligibility test, GP referral, health summary, and an assessment about the appropriate treatment to follow.
Specialised advice will also be provided with highly trained pharmacists available at the same location with access to a full range of onsite dispensary for prescriptions.
Since 2016 the Australian governments have used existing laws or passed specific laws to allow the prescribing and dispensing of medicinal cannabis products.
Medical cannabis prescriptions have nearly topped 300,000 since becoming legal in Australia seven years ago with doctors prescribing it for more than 140 different conditions like pain, sleep disorders, and anxiety among the most common.
IvyMed Clinic in Prospect is now open, find out more information about the practice here.