Medicinal Cannabis

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

The Government’s 100 day action for Medicinal Cannabis

The Government has a 100-day commitment to introduce legislation to enable access to medicinal cannabis for people with a terminal illness or chronic pain - Read more


The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

Information and updates about the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill which was tabled in Parliament in December 2017 - 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


Prescribing cannabis-based products

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

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