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Medical cannabis therapies eligibility:

To be eligible for medical cannabis therapies, you must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Have a chronic diagnosed medical condition persisting for over 3 months; and
2. Have failed traditional treatment options including, but not limited to, ineffective treatment for symptom control and/or undesirable side effects.


Who is not eligible for medical cannabis therapies?

1. Children under 18 years of age
2. Pregnant women
3. Patients suffering from previous or current substance misuse/abuse issues or schizophrenia.”
 

What conditions can medical cannabis therapies be prescribed for?

No restrictions are imposed by the TGA on the indication(s) for which a health practitioner may apply to access a medicinal cannabis therapies for their patient. For more information, please see the TGA overview of medicinal cannabis and the SAS sections on their website.

There are wide range of conditions that medical cannabis treatment has, under some circumstances, been approved for. To date, the TGA have approved previous SAS applications for the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain/symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • PTSD
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting plus many more.

To be eligible for medical cannabis therapies, you must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Have a chronic diagnosed medical condition persisting for over 3 months; and
2. Have failed traditional treatment options including, but not limited to, ineffective treatment for symptom control and/or undesirable side effects.

Eligible conditions include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Cancer pain/symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and/or depression
  • PTSD
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD
  • Cahexia
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Mood disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure management
  • Sleep disorder
  • Spasticity
  • Spasticity associated pain