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Introduction to medicinal cannabis regulation in Australia

Medicinal cannabis isn’t a quick fix or a cure-all. Instead, medicinal cannabis is an evidence-based treatment that considers the patient’s condition and circumstances.

This is why medicinal cannabis products are prescription medicines in Australia. Our regulatory controls on medicinal cannabis minimise the risk of harm from inappropriate use, while ensuring that it is available to appropriate patients.

In this article, we will explain some of the evidence for medicinal cannabis, and how a medical doctor can provide medicinal cannabis access to appropriate patients.