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Our goal is to create broader awareness of medical cannabis treatments and the opportunity for doctors to improve the lives of millions of people who currently don't have access to these therapies

10 February 2020

Australia expects cannabis prescriptions will more than double

Australia has seen incredible growth in the number of patients approved for medical cannabis treatment. Unlike some other countries, Australia does not impose restrictions on the conditions or symptoms eligible for medical cannabis treatment. Chronic pain is by far the most common condition authorized for treatment by a medical cannabis product. Other leading conditions approved for treatment include cancer, neuropathic pain, anxiety, and seizure management.

29 January 2020

Department of Health releases 2019 medicinal cannabis numbers

The DoH has published new information, showing that 1,465 doctors have prescribed medical cannabis by the end of 2019. This shows how important the online SAS-B portal, implemented in 2018, has been to meaningfully improve patient access. The DoH has also provided an updated state breakdown for SAS-B approvals, showing that QLD is leading the way with over 10,000 SAS-B approvals in 2019.  

29 November 2019

Aleafia Health completes medical cannabis shipment to Montu Group in Australia

The launch of our medical cannabis brand Circle in Australia is strengthened by Aleafia Health’s proven product expertise derived from their proprietary set of over 10 million patient-related data points. This relationship marks an important milestone in supporting our growing network of doctors to access high quality cannabis products.

28 November 2019

Montu Group launches medical cannabis brand Circle into Australian market

Montu Group, a leading medical cannabis company with presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific, is pleased to announce that it has successfully launched its premium medical cannabis brand Circle in the Australian market.

12 November 2019

WA cuts red tape to help patients access medicinal cannabis

The McGowan Labor Government has made it easier for patients to access medicinal cannabis by allowing GP's to prescribe the medication without the need for referral to a specialist. The change brings Western Australia closer into line with other Australian jurisdictions including New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

30 September 2019

New South Wales improves access to medicinal cannabis

Following Queensland, the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Cannabis Medicines) Regulation 2019 removes the need for state-level approval, commencing on 30 September 2019. This change will make it easier for patients and doctors to access medicinal cannabis. 

03 April 2019

Queensland streamlines medicinal cannabis access

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the government had repealed the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016 to introduce new legislation that makes it easier for patients and doctors to access medicinal cannabis. The law change will significantly streamline the prescription process by removing state-level approval and will ensure patients have access to the treatment they need sooner.

30 July 2018

TGA launches new online system for medicinal cannabis applications

On Monday 30 July 2018, an online system was introduced to enable the electronic submission of Special Access Scheme (SAS) applications and notifications to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). On 1 December 2018, this system was updated to allow the submission of Authorised Prescriber (AP) applications to the TGA. Use of this online system will reduce administrative burden on health practitioners and provide users with additional system benefits to manage their SAS applications and notifications.

30 October 2016

Medicinal cannabis is now legal in Australia

The Australian parliament passed new national laws today paving the way for the use of medicinal cannabis by people with painful and chronic illness. The legislation was passed by Parliament on 29 February 2016 and will come into effect on 30 October 2016.

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We are engaging daily with the medical community, patients, government and other stakeholders in the Australian medical cannabis industry. Contact us if you are looking for first-hand insights into this emerging industry.

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