Patient Access to ‘Medicinal Cannabis Products’ in Australia

Check the website of your State or Territory Health Department to find out what ‘medicinal cannabis products’ are allowed in your State or Territory (as at January 2019).


Some medicines may have clinical value, but are not registered for general distribution within Australia. However, under Australian therapeutic goods legislation (Therapeutic Goods Act 1989), medical practitioners can request access to unregistered medicines for their patients in certain circumstances. Approval can be obtained from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) under the Special Access Scheme (SAS) or the Authorised Prescriber Scheme. The process to import unregistered medicines and guidance on completing an application for a licence (if required) and permit to import can be found at The Office of Drug Control website. The information relates to imported ‘medicinal cannabis products’ but does not apply to domestically cultivated ‘medicinal cannabis products’. Substances that are controlled under the Customs (Prohibited Import and Export) Regulations can be found on the controlled substances list. This list provides guidance on which substances require import licences and/or permission to import or export.

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Importing or exporting these substances without obtaining such approval is prohibited. To obtain a licence and permit to import a medicine containing a controlled substance approved under the Special Access Scheme a medical practitioner must complete certain steps. Currently in Australia, access to legal ‘medicinal cannabis products’ can only be secured through a treating doctor (General Practitioner) and/or Specialist, if they believe ‘medicinal cannabis products’ will be beneficial in the treatment of your condition. It is important to remember that legal ‘medicinal cannabis products’ are prescribed as pharmaceutical medicines and the support of your treating doctor or specialist is critical. Your medical condition and the type of ‘medicinal cannabis product’ you and your doctor want to treat you with will dictate which approvals they will need in order to prescribe it to you. Please refer to the relevant information for your State or Territory via the links above (at the beginning of this article) and be prepared for reams of red-tape and large doses of bureaucracy, not to mention the expense.

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The following from The Office of Drug Control is regarding suppliers and manufacturers of ‘medicinal cannabis products’ and was last updated on 24 April 2018. Details are provided for the medical profession, pharmacies, cultivators and manufacturers. Patients and/or family should contact their doctor for treatment options. Note that the Australian Government cannot guarantee availability or supply by any manufacturer or supplier. Products listed may only be accessed through the Special Access Scheme Category B, by an Authorised Prescriber or for use in a Clinical Trial, unless registered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Information is subject to change.

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Manufacturers

Persons licensed under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
to manufacture ‘medicinal cannabis products.

Name, Contact details

Products available

Tasmanian Botanics Pty Limited
03 6109 0644 office@tasmanianbotanics.com.au
Phone or email manufacturer for details
MEDIFARM PTY LTD
07 5446 7313 enquiries@medifarm.org
Avidekel Oil 3% CBD THC<0.5% (<0.25mg/drop), CBD=3% (1.5mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)Avidekel Oil 15% CBD 1:20 THC<1% (<0.5mg/drop), CBD=15% (7.5mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)
Avidekel Oil 15% CBD 1:6 THC=2.5% (1.25mg/drop), CBD=15% (7.5mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)
Avidekel Oil 5% CBD 1:6 THC=0.8% (0.4mg/drop), CBD=5% (2.5mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)
Erez Oil 3% THC THC=3% (1.5mg/drop), CBD<0.5% (<0.25mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)
Erez Oil 15% THC THC=15% (7.5mg/drop), CBD<1% (<0.5mg/drop), CBN<1% (<0.5mg/drop)
AusCann Group Holdings Limited
+61 8 9561 8834 MedicalEnquiries@auscann.com.au
Medical professionals may telephone or email requests for product information, and a Medicinal Liaison Manager will be in contact.
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd
+61 3 6393 5202 enquiries@tasalk.com.au
Medical professionals may telephone or email requests for product information, and a Medicinal Liaison Manager will be in contact.
GD Pharma Pty Ltd 08 8362 3927 info@gdpharma.com.au GD Cann®-C (Cannabidiol 100mg/mL) oral oily solution
GD Cann®-T (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol 10mg/mL) oral oily solution
Cyrelian Pty Ltd info@cyrelian.com Authorised medical practitioners please email for product information


Suppliers

  • Persons licensed under the Regulation 5 of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 for supply of un-registered ‘medicinal cannabis products’ in accordance with the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  • Persons licenced under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to manufacture finished goods for supply of un-registered ‘medicinal cannabis products’.
  • Sponsors of products manufactured under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 for supply of un-registered ‘medicinal cannabis products’.

Name, Contact details

Products available

Health House International
08 9444 2444
info@healthhouse.com.au
1:20 Cannimed Oil (THC 1mg/mL:CBD 20mg/mL), 60mL
10:10 Cannimed Oil (THC 9.8mg/mL:CBD 9.8mg/mL), 60mL
18:0 Cannimed Oil (THC 18.3 mg/mL:CBD 0.2mg/mL), 60mL
Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals Pty Ltd
Tilray AUS 24 Hour Hotline
1800 361 664
infoanz@tilray.com
THC10:CBD10 Drops (THC 10mg/mL + CBD 10mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
THC25:CBD25 Drops (THC 25mg/mL + CBD 25mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
THC2.5:CBD2.5 Capsules (THC 2.5mg/capsule + CBD 2.5mg/capsule in a 50 capsule presentation)
CBD10 Drops (CBD 10mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
CBD25 Drops (CBD 25mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
CBD100 Drops (CBD 100mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
THC10 Drops (THC 10mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
THC25 Drops (THC 25mg/mL in a 25mL vial)
HL Pharma Pty Ltd
03 9823 6228
contact@hlpharma.com.au
Cannabidiol capsules 10mg (pack of 30) – Satipharm
Cannabidiol capsules 50mg (pack of 30) – Satipharm
Novachem Pty Ltd 1800 668 224
novachem@novachem.com.au
For vaporisation:
Bedrocan® – 22% THC, <1% CBD (5g flos)
Bedrobinol® – 13.5% THC, <1% CBD (5g flos)
Bediol® – 6.3% THC, 8% CBD (5g granulate)
Bedica® – 14% THC, <1% CBD (5g granulate)
Bedrolite® – <1% THC, 9% CBD (5g granulate)
Anspec Pty Ltd
+61 416 419 732
DomesticSales@anspec.com.au
CannTrust 1:1 Drops; 40mL (CBD 12.5mg/mL + THC 12.5 mg/mL)
CannTrust CBD Drops; 40mL (CBD 25.0 mg/mL and THC <2 mg/mL)
CannTrust THC Drops; 40mL (THC 25.0mg/mL and CBD <1 mg/mL)
Cannatrek Medical Pty Ltd
1300 122662
info@cannatrek.com
C1 balm – 1% CBD Balm (100mL) – Active: 10mg/mL
C2 balm – 3% CBD Balm (30mL) – Active: 30mg/mL
C5 olive – CBD Drops 5% (30mL) – Active: 50mg/mL
C10 olive – CBD Drops 10% (30mL) – Active: 100mg/mL
C20 aqua – Aqua CBD Drops 20% (30mL) – Active: 200mg/mL
Burleigh Heads Cannabis
04 7894 3237
info@burleighheadscannabis.com
ABcann Milled Wappa Flower Buds – 17.1% THC, <0.07% CBD
MedReleaf Australia
1300 096 611 orders@medreleafaustralia.com.au
Dried Bud
MedReleaf Nollia Bud – THC 3-6% CBD 5-8%; 30g
MedReleaf Luminarium Sativa Bud – THC 21-24%; 30g
MeReleaf Sedamen Idica Bud; THC 21-25%; 30
Extracts
Medreleaf Nollia Balance softgels – THC 2mg, CBD 3mg per capsule (30)
Medreleaf Luminarium Sativa Oil – THC 25mg/mL; 50mL
Medreleaf Luminarium Sativa softgels – THC 5mg per capsule (pack of 30)
Medreleaf Sedamen Indica Oil – THC 25mg/mL; 50mL
Medreleaf Indica Sedamen softgels – THC 5mg per capsule(pack of 30)
Medlab Clinical Ltd
02 8188 0311
Patrick_mueller@medlab.coMaria_muelleranstett@medlab.co
NanaBisTM (Cannabis Extract) – 8.33mg/mL THC, 8.33mg/mL CBD, oro-buccal spray
NanaBidialTM (Cannabis Extract) – 16.67 mg/mL CBD, 0.67 mg/mL THC, oro-buccal spray
Bod Australia Ltd
02 9199 5018
info@bodaustralia.com
Extract ECs315 – 5% CBD in MCT Oil in 50mL bottle


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