What if my doctor says “NO” to medicinal cannabis?
Talk to your doctor about why you’re seeking medicinal cannabis and if it’s appropriate for you and your condition. Please note that medicinal cannabis should only be considered after standard treatment options have been explored.
If your doctor is not familiar with prescribing pathways, you can put them in touch with us and/or we may be able to help connect you with a doctor who can assist – please call 1800 187 878 for more information.
Is medicinal cannabis legal?
On 24 February 2016, Australia legalised medicinal cannabis at the federal level. Medicinal cannabis is legal because it is developed with high safety and consistency standards. Medicinal cannabis must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner after obtaining approval for its use.
How can I find a doctor to prescribe medicinal cannabis for my condition?
You should consult with your GP about medicinal cannabis - depending upon the state you live in, you may need a referral to a specialist to obtain a prescription.
Who can access medicinal cannabis?
Patients can be prescribed medicinal cannabis by registered medical practitioners with appropriate qualifications and/or expertise for the medical condition requiring treatment.