Where can I find Medical Cannabis in Australia?

You need a prescription to access medicinal cannabis. Find out where you can find doctors who may be able to prescribe medical cannabis Australia wide.

Medicinal Cannabis Australia

Learn more about medicinal cannabis and access to medical cannabinoids Australia wide

The term medicinal cannabis refers to a selection of pharmaceutical cannabis preparations that are quality assured and intended for therapeutic use. In Australia, medical cannabinoids may be prescribed to treat various symptoms present during various health conditions. Doctors may prescribe medical marihuana Australia wide. These medical cannibis products can include oils, extracts, tinctures, tablets and dry flowers.

As there is a need for better quality exploration and more in-depth studies of potential benefits, there are limitations associated with the known safety and efficacy of medicinal cannabinoids Australia wide. Medicinal cannabis may be prescribed to treat many symptoms and conditions so there must be more data gathered to quantify the actual risks and benefits of treatment. Dosages, administration methods and forms of medicinal marijuanas Australia wide can vary drastically when it comes to using it as a treatment and there is a lack of clear supportive information to be derived from clinical studies. Doctors may be more likely to prescribe medical canabis if more evidential studies were being conducted to support its benefits once other avenues have been ruled out for a patient.

To give people legal access to quality-assured medicinal cannabis products, access to medicinal cannabis is allowed via the Special Access Scheme, which is a scheme that allows access to unapproved medicines across Australia with a doctor’s prescription. The aim is to provide legal access to medical marijuanas Australia wide, where appropriate, that meets Australia’s quality expectations. In Australia, under the legal access pathways, a doctor may be permitted to prescribe medical cannabis if it is deemed necessary for a patient’s circumstances. The process for accessing medicinal cannabinoids in Australia may vary from other states.

With the approval from the State Health Department and the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), any medical doctor can prescribe medicinal cannabinoids Australia wide and the process for this is as follows:

  1. Visit your GP for a consultation where you explain your condition and the difficulties you’re facing with its management.
  2. If they agree that this path is appropriate for your conditions, they will choose the best medical cannabinoids Australia wide for you.
  3. The doctor will then apply to have your prescription approved by the government so you can access medical marijuana Australia wide.
  4. Following approval, your doctor will provide you with a prescription for medicinal cannabis. Patients in Australia can take this prescription to the pharmacy where your products will be dispensed.

If you think you need a prescription for medical cannabinoids, you need to first speak to your GP. Talk to them about the problems your condition and they can decide whether medicinal cannabis might be suitable for you. Finding a GP and having a good relationship with them is sometimes difficult, but trusting someone to make the right decisions for your ongoing health and advocating for you is important. GPs will also help you to explore all options and make other recommendations when it comes to prescribing you medicinal cannabis in Australia.

If you wish to consult a doctor who is familiar with prescribing medicinal cannabis, book a telehealth appointment with a GP at the Greencare website.

Greencare is a medical cannabis clinic that offers telehealth consultations with a team of highly educated practitioners and Authorised Prescribers who will be able to provide you with further advice and information on accessing medicinal marijuanas Australia wide.

Another alternative is using our Doctor’s search tool which you can see if there’s a doctor near you who may be able to help you with medicinal cannabis.