Medicinal Cannabis - Resources and Links

Regulatory framework

Clinical Guidance

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has developed a series of clinical guidance documents to assist doctors and patients to understand the evidence for the potential uses of medicinal cannabis.

These guidance documents have been based on evidence reviews conducted by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and cover the following medical conditions:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Palliative care
  • Epilepsy in paediatric and young adult patients
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chronic non-cancer pain

The TGA have also developed information intended for patients:

  • Medicinal cannabis products: Patient information
  • Guidance for the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia: Patient information

These documents are available from the TGA website

Professional Organisation Statements

Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists:

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists:

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners:

Training & Education

NPS medicine wise webpage ‘Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know’ contains resources for consumers and health professionals.

Accredited continual professional development courses for registered heath professionals about medicinal cannabis may be available through education providers including major health professional representative organisations.