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Medicinal Cannabis. Conditions

The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has not imposed restrictions on the indications for which a health practitioner can apply to access an unapproved medicinal cannabis product for their patient. However, the prescribing doctor must give an appropriate clinical justification to the TGA.

To date, the TGA has approved SAS applications including, but not limited to, the following indications:

medical cannabis conditions

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Palliative care
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity from neurological conditions
  • Anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer)
  • Anxiety

In summary, a doctor may consider prescribing medicinal cannabis when a patient has:


1. Any Chronic condition that:

- Has lasted for 3 months or longer, and

- Has not responded to conventional
  medical treatment, or had side effects




2. “Fast Track” Conditions*

- Chronic Pain
- Palliative Care
- Epilepsy
- Chemotherapy Induced Nausea
- Multiple Sclerosis

*These are conditions for which the TGA has provided guidance.