Most Australian pharmacies can order Medicinal Cannabis products, provided they meet the requirement of their local state or territory. Most products are not listed on the ARTG and therefore require authority provided by the TGA via the Special Access Scheme or Authorised Prescriber Scheme to accompany the prescription.
Once a patient has been approved, the doctor must supply:
- A copy of the TGA approval or their status as an Authorised Prescriber
- A prescription for the product on the TGA SAS-B approval or authorised by that doctor’s Authorised Prescriber status.
Any dispensing of products can only occur when a pharmacy receives both of these documents.