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Medical Cannabis

In November 2016, cannabis was legalised in Australia for medical purposes. As of July 2019, over 10,000 approvals for access to medical cannabis have been granted via the TGA’s Special Access Scheme B.
Medical cannabis is made from the resin of the cannabis plant flower and most commonly contains the active ingredients THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), which are the most wellknown and researched cannabinoids in the plant.

The most common form of medical cannabis is an oil, where the resin from the cannabis plant is mixed with oil and taken by mouth and swallowed. The duration of action of oral cannabis is typically between six and eight hours.

Plantagenet Medical has a medical cannabis prescription program led by Dr Amanda Villis.

For more information, including fees for this program, please download our patient information sheet.