Australian First Psychedelic Therapy and Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Melbourne – The Latch
A first-of-its-kind medical clinic has opened its doors today in Melbourne’s South Yarra, aiming to improve accessibility, education, and advocacy for medicinal cannabis and psychedelic-assisted therapies.
V22 Dispensary hosts a range of GPs, specialists, and nurse practitioners who will assist patients in getting access to these cutting-edge therapies while being able to discuss them in a space free from stigma and judgement.
“We have created an open environment where people can come together in a safe space to talk about their experiences without judgement,” founder Vivian Nguyen said in a statement.
“It is our goal that everyone who visits our dispensary feels comfortable speaking openly about their struggles.”
Nguyen is a Melbourne-based pharmacist who has worked with cannabinoid science leaders to bring cannabis-based medicine to Australian patients. Her advocacy was instrumental in the registration and PBS listing of the first cannabis-based medicine in Australia.
For the vast majority of patients who end up using medicinal cannabis, which exploded in popularity during the pandemic, chronic pain is the condition they want treatment for. Chronic pain affects approximately one in five Australians aged 45 and over, according to the