In this article, we answer some of the questions we get asked most often at The Medical Cannabis Clinics. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
What is the cost of an appointment?
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, the initial consultation is £250, where you’ll speak with a doctor.
A follow up appointment with one of our specialists costs £150, with these taking place after three weeks and then once per month for three months after the patient receives the medication. This is to monitor the patient’s progress and to make any necessary adjustments to treatment.
If there are no problems within the first three months, then it may be decided that follow up appointments should be continued as half an hour phone conversations costing £50 each.
How much should treatment cost per month?
This depends on the specific product prescribed by the specialist, but a rule of thumb is to budget between £500-£800 per month.
Can I take my medication on holiday?
In this case, rules vary depending on the country you are travelling to. As such, the patient will need to check with the relevant authorities for their destination and get written approval. It should be noted that there is significant legal risk in travelling to some countries with any cannabis based product, so patients should approach taking their medication abroad with caution.
What happens if a GP won’t refer me to the medical cannabis clinics?
You can self refer by filling out the form on our website. You will then need to allow us access to your GP summary, and you will need to book an appointment with our private GP before you see a specialist. It should be noted that there is an extra cost for this.
How can I self refer?
Please see the answer above.
What CBD to THC ratio will I receive?
There are various products available with differing ratios dependent upon the condition being treated. In general, the rule of thumb our specialists take with dosing is to start low with the THC content, monitor the patient’s response to this and then increase this ratio as necessary.
Can I take medical cannabis medication if I’m pregnant?
No, pregnancy is an absolute contraindication – we will not be able to provide medical cannabis for anyone who is pregnant.
Once you’ve had your appointment:
Can I get my medical cannabis in my local chemist?
No, this is highly unlikely as there are only a handful of specialist chemists that can supply medical cannabis products. At your appointment, you will be given details of where you can source your medication.
How do I take my medication?
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, we provide medical cannabis products that you can take in capsule, oil or vape formats.
Can I drive after taking medical cannabis?
Like any other medications that may cause impairment, it is recommended that you do not drive or operate a vehicle if you feel impaired at all. You can contact you physician for further advice on this matter if you are unsure of what steps to take in this situation.
What kind of aftercare will I receive at The Medical Cannabis Clinics?
Following your appointment with us, you will be provided with an aftercare document.