Medical Cannabis Access in Australia

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For some time now, our skilled Medical Team has been assisting doctors with prescription support and education. Please contact us if your medical practitioner requires our assistance.

We also help people connect with doctors when their regular doctor is unavailable to help.

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How can I get access to medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis is legal in Australia; nevertheless, practically all medical cannabis products are now categorised as ‘unapproved’ and are not accessible as certified prescription medications. This implies that the routes to obtaining access are distinct from those used for standard prescription drugs.

As a result, a doctor can administer medical cannabis, but they must first obtain clearance. In the review process, they should be able to justify the following:

  • Why they are suggesting an unapproved medication
  • How they intend to supervise their patient

Simple steps to get there

Patients frequently contact Medbox Pharma with questions regarding how to obtain medical cannabis in Australia.

We’ve created a guide that explains:

  • The easy actions patients should take if they want to explore this treatment alternative with their practitioner.
  • Eligibility requirements and doctor considerations
  • More resources

Medical cannabis in Australia

Medical cannabis (also known as medicinal cannabis or medical marijuana) is the cannabis plant and its constituent cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) that can be used to treat symptoms.

It should be emphasised that referencing medical cannabis as if it were a single type of medicine might be misleading because medicinal cannabis comes in a variety of delivery modalities as well as strengths and types.

Over the last two decades, there has been a steady global re-adoption of medicinal cannabis. Australia legalised medicinal cannabis in November 2016, and the government regulatory authority, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), currently believes that cannabinoid therapy should be investigated only when proven medicines have failed or have had negative side effects.

What is the purpose of medicinal cannabis prescriptions?

As of 30 June 2021, over 215 ailments had been authorised for medical cannabis usage in Australia, with the TGA granting over 71% of SAS B licences for the treatment of chronic pain of unknown origin.

The TGA has authorised over 170,000 SAS Category B submissions for unapproved medical cannabis products through to September 30, 2021.

Download the Senate Report for more details and to read about the other frequent indications being recognised for medical cannabis usage.