A new medical cannabis clinic has opened in Birmingham. Elios Clinic, based in Highfield Road, Edgbaston, is ready to help patients who may benefit from treatment with cannabidiol found in plants.
The clinic claims that its products will help in the treatment of a variety of ailments. It comes after the plant extract was granted medicinal legality in November 2018.
At the end of 2019, there were reportedly fewer than 250 active users of medical cannabis in the UK. By 2024, that number is expected to rise to around 500,000.
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Elios Clinic said that all of its medications are fully legal and regulated. The use of medical cannabis within the UK is permitted, as long as it is prescribed by a specialist doctor.
Elios and other clinics are governed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The clinic uses a range of products supplied by The Armor Group, a specialist cannabis importer. It claims that its products can treat forms of epilepsy and spasticity caused by MS (multiple sclerosis).
Elios co-founder, Dr. Kam Lally, said: “We have been monitoring the medical cannabis market for several years and developing a number of robust and well-researched supply chains to deliver world-class patient care and outcomes.
“With The Armor Group’s products, along with the latest technologies available to us, we seek to become the market leader in providing safe and effective treatments for a number of conditions that research has shown to be beneficial when added elements of cannabidiol extracts in the mix.
“This is a great opportunity for patients who are not feeling the benefits of more traditional and sometimes more dangerous treatments to try something else that can give them the quality of life they are looking for.”
Elios’ lead physician, Dr. Attam Singh, added: “It’s a very simple and easy procedure. Our patients have a phone or video consultation with one of our trained consultants to see if medical cannabis may be right for them.
“We then review all the relevant factors, and if our team thinks medical cannabis is right, we invite them into the clinic to discuss the options and possible results. It’s all very simple and much quicker and more effective than waiting for an NHS appointment. “