Medicinal Cannabis

The term medicinal cannabis covers several types of products that may be used to treat various medical conditions.

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act

Information about the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Act which came into effect in December 2018 - Read more

Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

The Ministry of Health is currently leading work to develop a scheme that will enable domestic commercial cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis - Read more

CBD products

The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2017 allow some products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to be prescribed without first requiring Ministerial approval, and remove some other restrictions - Read more

Growing and producing medicinal cannabis products

Information about growing, extracting, manufacturing cannabis for therapeutic use - Read more

Licences for medicinal cannabis growers, suppliers and producers

This page lists the various licences required to cultivate, deal in, import and export controlled drugs, manufacture medicines - Read more

Prescribing medicinal cannabis products

Cannabis-based products are Class B1 controlled drugs and Ministerial approval is required before most can be prescribed - Read more

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