Medical and Scientific: Bay’s high take-up of medical marijuana

14 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

The Fraser Coast’s only authorised prescriber of medicinal marijuana sees more than 270 patients after just one year in the field, proof of the rising demand for the drug in the region. Hervey Bay’s My Cannabis Clinic founder Dr Shahnur Rahman treated his first patient with medicinal marijuana in November 2019. Now Dr Rahman, who recently became an authorised prescriber of the drug, treats 271 patients from as far away as Bundaberg, and 42 general practitioners refer their clients to him. He said more than 42 conditions could be treated using the drug, including severe anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, epilepsy, cancer related pain and chronic pain.

Courier Mail; 14/01/2021; Page 17