The use of cannabis in medicine is not new. It was first used centuries ago and introduced into Western Medicine around 1840. The active ingredients in medicinal cannabis work in conjunction with a recently discovered system in our bodies called the ECS.Read More
The regulatory framework for the supply and access of medicinal cannabis in Australia is a complex and rapidly changing area.
Cannabis remains a highly regulated substance in Australia and the use and supply of cannabis for non-medicinal purposes (for example, recreational use) is illegal in Australia, in accordance with applicable Commonwealth, state and territory laws.
The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the supply of medicinal cannabis in Australia. Health Care Practitioners can apply to the TGA to supply medicinal cannabis to certain patients through the Authorised Prescriber Scheme and the Special Access Scheme.Read More