KELOWNA, British Columbia and SYDNEY, Australia, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Compass Cannabis Clinics (“Compass”), one of Canada’s fastest growing medicinal cannabis service providers, is pleased to announce the expansion of its services with the opening of Compass Lifestyle Clinic (“The Clinic”) in Sydney, Australia. With the opening of Compass Lifestyle Clinics, Compass becomes one of the first internationally-operating medical cannabis clinics.
Opening a clinic in Australia is exciting on several levels. We know that patients in Australia are currently underserved, simply because many doctors aren’t knowledgeable about prescribing cannabis. Despite just opening our doors, we have a 2-month waitlist of patients.
Dave Martyn, President and Co-Founder of Compass
We’re excited to address that need by relying on our medical cannabis experience in Canada. At the same time, establishing roots in Australia will allow us to look at other countries in the surrounding area that are exploring new cannabis regulations.
In addition to offering cannabis consultation services, the clinic will also have a chiropractor, nutritionist, and acupuncturist on staff as they aim to integrate cannabis into a holistic wellness approach. The clinic will not only serve patients but also offer training and support for medical professionals looking to prescribe cannabis to their patients. Both the day-to-day clinic operations and doctor education program will be overseen by Dr. Teresa Towpik, Chief Medical Office of Compass.
“I was once skeptical of cannabis myself, but have come to learn that this plant has many beneficial properties,” says Dr. Teresa Towpik, Chief Medical Officer. “It is my hope that by incorporating cannabis services into a holistic medicine approach we are able to reduce some of the fear and stigma that is typically associated with cannabis, for both patients and medical professionals.”
With the opening of Compass Lifestyle Clinics, Compass becomes one of the first internationally-operating medical cannabis clinics. Those interested in learning more about Compass can visit http://compassclinics.com.au/.
Compass Cannabis Clinic is a medical cannabis service provider whose core business is focused on providing educational and consultative services to those looking for access to medicinal cannabis. Rather than being tied to a single Licensed Producer, Compass works with a number of growers to ensure the right product for the patient. With several clinics operating in Canada and over 13,000 patients served, Compass has now expanded into Australia with its first clinic in Sydney. Compass also operates recreationally in Canada as Starbuds Canada. With a rapidly growing patient base and an aggressive real estate acquisition strategy, the company is poised to be one of the largest retail cannabis organizations.