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How to seek a prescription

Any doctor in NSW can prescribe a cannabis medicine if they believe it is an appropriate treatment option and they have the relevant authorities.

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Driving and the law

Whether it is illegal or appropriate to drive while taking cannabis medicines will depend on the type of medication prescribed.

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Latest Updates

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Preliminary results of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting trial

The pilot phase results of the NSW Government funded trial evaluating the potential of cannabis medicines to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting were published in Annals of Oncology in August 2020.

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New resources on cannabis medicines

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has updated the medicinal cannabis section of their website, including adding new resources on the access pathways for cannabis medicines. 

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Cannabis medicine Epidyolex registered in Australia

On 21 September 2020, the Therapeutic Goods Administration registered Epidyolex® on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).  

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CARE NSW trial for advanced cancer patients now recruiting

In February 2020, recruitment commenced for the CARE NSW trial (Cannabinoids for Symptom Control in Advanced Cancer, an Open Label Prospective Clinical Trial in NSW). 

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