Information for Health Professionals

NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service

The NSW Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service provides expert clinical guidance and support to NSW doctors considering prescribing a cannabis medicine for their patient.

The Service is part of the NSW Government $21 million commitment to advance understanding for the safe and appropriate use of cannabis medicines to treat serious and debilitating symptoms.

The Service is available to NSW doctors and health care professionals. It is operational during normal office hours – Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Service can be contacted by email [email protected] or by telephone (02) 4923 6200.

The Service can assist with:

  • understanding the latest evidence around cannabis medicines
  • understanding the regulatory requirements for cannabis prescription
  • considering tools to monitor a patient’s progress whilst using cannabis medicines
  • provision of protocols to facilitate cannabis medicine prescribing
  • information about dosing and titration in individual patients

TGA Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Guidance Documents

The Therapeutic Goods Administration have produced a number of clinical guidance documents for prescribers of medicinal cannabis products in Australia. In addition to an overview of medicinal cannabis, available guidance includes using medicinal cannabis to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic non-cancer pain and palliative care.

Information for Patients

Accessing medicinal cannabis in Australia

Australian patients cannot arrange their own access to medicinal cannabis products. Only Australian registered medical practitioners with appropriate qualifications and/or expertise for the medical condition requiring treatment are able to arrange for access to medicinal cannabis on behalf of their patients. Approval or authorisation is granted by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and individual states on a case-by-case basis. For further information visit the TGA's Patient Information page.

WA Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in Western Australia visit the Western Australian Government's HealthyWA Medicinal Cannabis page.

NT Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in the Northern Territory visit the NT Government's Medicinal Cannabis page.

TAS Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in Tasmania visit the Department of Health and Human Services Medicinal Cannabis page.

ACT Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in the ACT visit the ACT Health Medical Cannabis page.

NSW Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in NSW and current NSW-based clinical trials visit the NSW Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation.

VIC Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in Victoria visit the Office of Medicinal Cannabis.

QLD Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in Queensland visit the Queensland Government's Medicinal Cannabis page.

SA Patient Access

For information on how to access cannabis-based medicines in South Australia visit SA Health's Medicinal Cannabis page.

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