Is medicinal cannabis legal?
Medicinal cannabis is legal because it is developed to ensure safety and consistency when used appropriately. Medicinal cannabis must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioners after obtaining approval for its use.
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.
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.
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 may not work on everyone and 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 – click for more information.