Mar 2018

MEDICINAL CANNABIS ACCESS REGULATIONS ‘UNWORKABLE’

An Adelaide GP has criticised access to medicinal cannabis in Australia as “unworkable”, saying regulations surrounding medicinal cannabis sits in contrast to the way opioids are dispensed to patients.

The doctor said the Special Access Scheme (SAS) laid out by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) was difficult for doctors to navigate with requirements needing to be met across both state and federal levels.

She said that peak Australian bodies such as Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have adopted conservative positions and provided little guidance or information on how medicinal cannabis could be of benefit to patients or the SAS process.

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