Since the legalisation of medical cannabis in Australia, Dr Towpik has been studying the therapeutic properties of cannabis, how it works in the human body and the potential applications in General Practice, especially in the management of chronic debilitating pain.
We are now experiencing a global cannabis phenomenon, it is widely accepted by the general public and there is a growing need for Doctors to be able to provide the necessary information to safety prescribe medicinal cannabis. In 2016, Dr Towpik founded MediHuanna, an organisation that provides science-based medicinal cannabis education for Health Professionals.
Dr Towpik sees cannabis as a therapeutic agent that has huge potential in General Practice. Her goal is to change the stigma behind cannabis through education, enabling it to be seen as an important medicine that should be integrated into modern medicine.
In June 2018, Dr Towpik became a chief medical director for Compass Lifestyle Clinic. The goal and vision for this clinic is to use medicinal cannabis together with other modules of healing to enhance the therapeutic outcomes for the patients.
Dr Towpik strongly believes in doctors and other health professionals such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, naturopaths, herbalists, nurse practitioners working together providing a multidisciplinary and holistic model of care.