A somewhat different kind of health tourism for Medjimurje.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 7th of February, 2018, cannabis therapy will last from seven days to four weeks at Canabio Centre.
Terme Sveti Martin is set to open the Canabio Center in the spring, offering medical treatment with medical cannabis. The project leader is the Slovenian company Sigma Plus.
Terme Sveti Martin’s general director, Branimir Blajić, told reporters that Canabio center would complement their healthcare offer.
”We expect the center to open in our area at the end of March or in early April. It will be a unique concept in Croatia. There are two main reasons why we’ve decided to enter into cooperation with Slovenian Sigma Plus, the owner of the brand and the project bearer. The first reason is that we want to extend our guests’ stay, and secondly, we hope that the Canabio Center will attract more wealthy clientele,” Blajić explained.
It targets the markets of Russia, Great Britain and other Northern European countries, as well as Arab countries much further afield.
The terapy will last from seven days to four weeks at the Canabio Center. Each user will have a blood test, with the sample sent all the way to the laboratory in Switzerland to determine the best combination of cannabis for their personal, individual needs, meaning that the clinic will focus on people as individuals with their own very unique set of issues, treating them in the best possible way.
The Canabio Centre will use medical cannabis which will be supplied in pharmacies not from abroad, but here in Croatia.
While the subject remains a controversial one in general, moreso for some than for others, tportal explains that extensive research has shown that medical cannabis is extremely helpful to people suffering with things such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and asthma, and the positive effects of cannabis treatment can be seen even in some rehabilitation therapies for people recovering from Cancer.
In Slovenia, as in Croatia, the legal use of cannabis for medical purposes is lawful, but with much more strict control. Owing to Slovenia’s much more rigid rules, Sigma Plus couldn’t simply place its products on the Slovenian market, which is the main reason for the decision to open a center on the other side of the border in Croatia.
In the first phase, three doctors will work at the Canabio Centre, initially having a limited capacity of up to ten patients per month.
The plan is to open a few more similar centers in Croatia, and in the area of Sveti Martin, arrange luxurious apartments for their clients are in the works. A week of treatment at Canabio Center will cost about 5000 euro, according to the Slovenian portal Delo.