This report recommends that Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) review and improve its online resources for health professionals relating to the regulations and processes for prescribing medicinal cannabis through the Special Access Scheme and Authorised Prescriber pathways.
This report summarises the current research evidence on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabinoids to assist these communities in considering the opportunities and risks associated with cannabis use.
The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.
In recent years, there has been a clear shift in the global drug policy debate, particularly on cannabis. This paper aims to enhance understanding of the state of reforms and their potential, as well as offer some general recommendations in an effort to improve public...
This paper outlines the regulatory requirements of different U.S states for managing medicinal and recreational marijuana use, and the costs and benefits of these measures.
Victoria's first legal crop of cannabis has just been harvested for medicinal use. The state has been manufacturing the drug at a secret location and is still putting it through the testing phase. While patients in Victoria wait for access, NSW parliamentarians have been debating...
The Victorian government says it's on track to treat child sufferers of epilepsy with medicinal cannabis by next year. Several other states are conducting similar trials, but only the Victorians are cultivating their own product.
Cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes needs considered management before it is rolled out as a therapeutic good. Since the publication in the Journal last year of a perspective on cannabis that stated: “Australia is behind the times on the medicinal use of...
This report completes the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of law reform options that would allow people in Victoria to be treated with medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances. Introduction
Provides background information about the benefits and risks of using cannabis for medicinal purposes, the experience of other countries that allow people to use it, and the interconnecting Commonwealth and Victorian laws that could be affected if Victoria introduces its own scheme. Summary There are...