Dr Gal Wong is part of Cannvalate’s medical education team and is passionate about helping Australians understand how to access cannabinoid-based products legally. He has worked with our team to prepare clinical pathways for our doctors to help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
Dr Wong is a lecturer at university of Melbourne and Monash university and holds a graduate degree in tertiary (adult) education in addition to his medical background. Dr Wong was one of the first doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis in Australia and has since seen thousands of patients.
While medical cannabis has been legal in Australia since 2016, doctors and patients are frustrated by the complex, time-intensive and expensive process required to obtain the necessary approvals to get a prescription for cannabis therapies. Many doctors still don’t understand the complexities of medicinal cannabis treatment and are reluctant to prescribe this therapy to pateints. Dr Wong is passionate about supporting doctors and patients and runs regular workshops and one-on-one sessions with other doctors to help them understand this therapy so they can look after their patients.