Cannabis regulations – Medical Cannabis Doctors Australia

Category: Cannabis regulations

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04 September

Regulating Cannabis: Towards a Unified Market   Including analysis of hundreds of pages of government documents, almost 1000 media articles, and interviews in the field with over 30 senior government officials, industry executives, and front-line public health representatives, together with over 800 academic references, this meticulously researched book is the definitive account of real-world cannabis […]

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22 July

Medical cannabis in the UK: From principle to practice Anne Katrin Schlag, David S Baldwin, Michael Barnes, Steve Bazire, Rachel Coathup, H Valerie Curran, Rupert McShane, Lawrence D Phillips, Ilina Singh, David J Nutt   Background: In the UK, medical cannabis was approved in November 2018, leading many patients to believe that the medicine would […]

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09 May

Despite TGA warnings, most Australian medical cannabis patients still access via the black market  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is warning consumers about the risks of buying medicinal cannabis products online.  In what seems to be an acknowledgement that the vast majority of medical cannabis patients in Australia still access products via the so-called ‘legacy’ […]

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17 February

Medical Cannabis Doctors Australia proudly supports the Greens recently tabled Bill in NSW Parliament to legalise cannabis for general adult use. While the bill is primarily aimed at ‘recreational’ cannabis consumption, the component to allow people to grow a small number of plants in their own home would greatly increase access for cannabis patients in […]

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03 February

According to the Office of Drug Control, Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021  has been has been introduced to Parliament to streamline efficiency around license and permit applications. The Bill will amend the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to support the implementation of a number of the recommendations of the Final Report of the Review of […]

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15 December

TGA allows OTC sales of Cannabidiol The medical cannabis industry took a big step forward in Australia today with the announcement from the regulator. The Therapeutic Goods Administration or TGA has announced it will down-schedule cannabidiol (CBD) in low dose preparations from Schedule 4 (defined as prescription medications) to Schedule 3 available in pharmacies. According […]

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04 December

04/12/2020 A historic vote at the United Nations (UN) has recognised the medicinal value of cannabis and removed it from a list of dangerous drugs which are placed under the strictest controls. The drug was previously listed on Schedule IV of the UN Commision on Narcotic Drugs’ list, which features other dangerous and tightly controlled […]

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