During October, Medical Cannabis Research Australia (MCRA) will be holding information sessions across the country for patients wanting to learn more about medicinal cannabis.
Medical cannabis can be a very confusing topic for many Australians. Even more confusing and frustrating is trying to access it legally.
MCRA is a registered charity solely by volunteers. Its aims are to help bring medical cannabis to those who need it, educate those who can prescribe it and advocate to those who can make it more widely available.
Among its activities are seminars, lectures and presentations – it’s run around thirty of these since the organisation kicked off in 2016.
“We have been very fortunate to have had the very best of Australia’s researchers, prescribing doctors, pharmacists, scientists, industry experts, nurses and prescribed patients all donate their time to present for us in every state of Australia,” says MCRA Managing Director Sharlene Mavor. “We are very passionate about what we do and will continue this education until the need has diminished.”
Ms. Mavor is a medical scientist with majors in Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology, and has worked in laboratories in Western Australia and in the UK.
The upcoming seminar series is targeted towards patients and their carers and aims to provide them with the knowledge and confidence to approach their doctors to prescribe for their condition. Those attending the sessions will hear the latest information about medical cannabis eligibility, ease of access, research, trends and much more. Various experts, prescribers and current patients will be present and available to answer questions.
- Perth – Saturday October 19, 2019
- Brisbane – Monday October 21, 2019
- Sydney – Tuesday October 22, 2019
- Melbourne – Wednesday October 23, 2019
- Adelaide – Thursday October 24, 2019
- Bunbury – Saturday October 26, 2019
“We have an excellent array of presenters once again, covering all facets of the science around medicinal cannabis, as well as a discussion of prescribed patient’s own experiences with MC and prescribing doctor’s case studies,” says Ms Mavor.
Early bird tickets are $10. The proceeds from the information sessions tickets go directly to the charity to help with costs involved in running the seminars. Booking information and other details, including the list of speakers, can be found here.