10,000 patients predicted to be on medical cannabis by end of year

Products cost patients between $5 and $10 per day on average

More than 10,000 Australian patients will be accessing legal medical cannabis by the end of the year, an industry analyst says.

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Since early 2018, patients have been able to legally import cannabis products through the TGA’s Special Access Scheme, as a second-line treatment for conditions such as chronic cancer pain or use in palliative care.

There were criticisms early on that the process was time-consuming and complex to navigate for patients and doctors — and there were just 91 approvals by the end of March 2018.

Other concerns included that patients had to cover the

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