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How to get 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. It is not necessary to go to a 'cannabis clinic'.

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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


Palliative care trial currently recruiting

The clinical trial investigating the effect of THC on appetite in patients with terminal cancer is currently recruiting participants. 

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Epidyolex recommended for PBS listing

In September 2022, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee recommended to list cannabis medicine Epidyolex® on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. 

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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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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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