Medicinal Cannabis Treatment

We operate a private clinic in a safe, supportive environment to provide patients who really need access to cannabis based medicinal products. We work within UK Legislation and maintain strict adherence to CQC requirements.

We are one of the first approved clinics in the UK leading in this innovative rapidly evolving field of medical practice being led by fully qualified medical consultants.

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Treatment

What is Medicinal Cannabis

Medical cannabis comes from three different species of wild cannabis: sativa, indica and ruderalis. It has been widely used as a medicine for thousands of years.

There are two main cannabis chemicals known to have the most medical benefit; THC and CBD. Treatments which include the whole plant – a combination of THC and CBD – have a better effect than just the individual components. This is known as the entourage effect. Medical cannabis with different ratios of THC & CBD is prescribed for particular conditions and symptoms.

How does Medical Cannabis work?

Cannabis supplements the body’s natural cannabis system; the endocannabinoid system.

This system has an effect on memory, control of movement, modulation of pain, development of nerve growth and plasticity, and the adaptability of the nervous system. It also has an influence on sleep, appetite, anxiety and social behaviour, as well as on the bladder, the bowels, the reproductive system, the heart, the hormonal and metabolic systems, and the control of cancer.

There are natural chemicals circulating in the body that attach to cannabinoid receptors in the body, CB1 and CB2. Through this chemical attachment, the body’s endocannabinoid system performs its functions. Cannabis treatments supplement and assist the body’s natural circulation of cannabis-like chemicals.

Balanced THC:CBD strains

Growing medical consensus is that a balanced ratio between THC and CBD delivers the best therapeutic benefits. Aside from addressing issues like insomnia, pain and muscle spasms, this ratio is being tested for effectiveness against conditions like skin disease, autism, fibromyalgia and certain types of cancer.

CBD dominant strains

High CBD strains can be used for many medical conditions including treatment-resistant epilepsy and anxiety, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and colitis. Often, treatments will start with a CBD dominant strain, as many people wish to avoid the “high” that may come from a THC dominant strain.

THC dominant strain

THC can be a beneficial medicine for conditions including chronic pain and post-chemotherapy treatment, as it increases appetite and reduces nausea. It can also reduce inflammation and improve muscle control and coordination. The effects can include euphoria, positive mood and relaxation. It is still best to use THC along with CBD to counteract any anxiety, which sometimes results from THC dominant treatments.

Sometimes other ratios can be used if, for example, patients are sensitive to THC then a strain with a higher CBD content can be prescribed. The high CBD content ensures the effect of THC can be counteracted, so patients can receive the benefits of both.

Taking Medicinal Cannabis Treatments

At Solihull Cannabis Clinic each prescription differs from patient to patient depending on the patient’s specific condition and symptoms. Your clinician will work closely with you to ensure that you are prescribed a suitable dose of medical cannabis and in the most effective way for you.

Areas of speciality

Pain Conditions

Inflammation
Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
Nerve Conditions
Muscle Cramps (spasticity)
Chronic Pain

Neurological Conditions

Epilepsy
ABI / TBI
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Spasticity
Fatigue

Supporting Consultants

Dr Elie Okirie

Dr Elie Okirie

Dr Elie Okirie has over 30 years of experience and for the last 20 years, has focussed on the rehabilitation of people with severe and complex disabilities, particularly brain injury, post-concussion injury, spinal injury and long-term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders.

Dr Okirie is currently the Clinical Director and Consultant in Neurological and Specialist Rehabilitation at the Central England Rehabilitation Unit (CERU), Leamington Spa Hospital an NHS-E level-1 specialised rehabilitation service. He divides his time between CERU and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire undertaking major trauma work for patients requiring hyper-acute and post-acute rehabilitation management.

He is also the Consultant to the British Horseracing Authority for post-concussion medical examinations. His memberships include Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians of London, Fellow at the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Member of the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation.

Professor Mike Barnes

Our team have direct access to and support from Professor Mike Barnes. Professor Barnes is a Consultant Neurologist & Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Founder of Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society, Honorary Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at Newcastle University, Managing Partner of National Neurological Rehabilitation Chambers.

Professor Mike Barnes co-authored the All Parliamentary Group report on the evidence for medical cannabis as part of its Drug Policy Reform. He has also worked with the Irish Parliament on the medical cannabis debate.

He has spoken at multiple conferences and forums (including medical conferences and parliamentary meetings) on the topic, is a supporter of End Our Pain, the campaign for medical cannabis law change, and is also a Trustee of medical cannabis law reform organisation CLEAR, and the medical cannabis campaign group United Patients Alliance.

As the first UK doctor to successfully negotiate a prescription for medical cannabis from the government (in the case of Alfie Dingley), Professor Barnes is recognised as a powerful and influential voice in the medical cannabis policy in Europe.

Process Flow

Referal

GP.
Specialist.
MCC.

Only contact details and basic history received.

Triage

Neuro.
ABI/TBI.
Epilepsy.
C/P.
Spasticity.
Chronic Pain.
Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorder.

Appointment

Patient contacted by Clinic staff.
Questionnaire sent to patient.
Returned to clinic where one of our consultants will review.
Decision made if appointment appropriate.

Prescription

Patient seen.
Protocol followed.
Decision made re script.
FP10 given to patient, to obtain medicine from a Pharmacy.

Follow Up

Letter sent to referrer and patient.

Skype call.
Clinic visit.
Telephone call.

Evaluate the efficacy of the medication and adjust the dose if required. 

Other Services We Offer

Blood Tests

Comprehensive Blood Tests

Albumin Kidney Test

Albumin Testing Services

Prostate & Testicular Screening

Essential Men’s Screening

STD & STI Testing

Confidential & Fast Services

Atrial Fibrillation Testing

Heart Condition Screening

Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol Level Screening

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