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Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world

Mar 15, 2019

The International Drug Policy Consortium has released a briefing paper titled "Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world". This paper outlines the global debate on the regulation of cannabis and the current list of countries that have enacted policies enabling accessing to cannabis for medicinal and therapeutic use. Australia is one of the countries where regulated medicinal cannabis is available. Medical practitioners may prescribe medicinal cannabis via regulatory authority processes and relevant state government permission procedures. The Australian Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration has overseen the development of national clinical guidance documents

The conditions that medicinal cannabis can be prescribed for include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. For more information on medicinal cannabis in Queensland, go to the Queensland Health Medicinal Cannabis information page.   

Download "Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world" briefing paper click here (PDF 1.78MB)