Cultivation of medicinal cannabis
The Federal Parliament of Australia has passed landmark legislation to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis in Australia for medicinal and related scientific purposes.Learn more
The Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today released a summary for patients about the national review of the scientific evidence for the use of cannabis medicines in five areas: palliative care, nausea and vomiting, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain.
The NSW Government is intent on getting more patients access to medicinal cannabis products for palliative care, under a $6 million statewide advisory service aimed at supporting doctors.
Researchers are now recruiting palliative care cancer patients in Sydney and Newcastle for Australia’s first clinical trial of vaporised cannabis flower bud.
Doctors are now recruiting patients in a world-first medicinal cannabis trial in NSW for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.