Medicines and poisons control

Therapeutic medicines containing cannabinoids (medicinal cannabis)

The Australian Government Department of Health regulates therapeutic medicines containing cannabinoids through the Therapeutic Goods Administration and for importation or production, the Office of Drug Control.

Access is restricted to appropriate patients with certain medical conditions where there is evidence to support its therapeutic use.

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Patients living in the Northern Territory

A patient living in the Northern Territory must access medicines containing cannabinoids through an Australian doctor who is authorised under the Special Access or Authorised Prescriber Scheme administered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

To be dispensed in the NT, S8 prescriptions must be written by a NT based prescriber (based on practice address on the prescription).

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Last updated: 24 June 2020

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