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Medicinal Cannabis

The use of medicinal cannabis in Australia is increasing. Over 3,100 prescriptions have been approved by the Department of Health (TGA) since March 2018. There is only one medicinal cannabis product registered in Australia (Sativex for muscle spasticity in MS), but a number of other medical conditions are being treated with experimental cannabis preparations. Medicinal cannabis usually comes as an oil, capsule or oral and nasal spray. All treatment with medicinal cannabis requires a prescription. 

Patients taking these medications will be generally advised to use caution when driving or operating machinery, as they may feel sleepy or even dizzy. Workers undergoing workplace drug testing may return a non-negative drug test if they are taking medicinal cannabis. This should be handled the same as for any declared prescription drug in accordance with your company's drug & alcohol policy.

If you would like to know more about medicinal cannabis call us on (02) 8001-2535 or email us for a FREE Medicinal Cannabis Fact Sheet via


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