A million scripts for medicinal cannabis but do doctors know what they are actually prescribing?

President Professor Steve Robson wants a more robust regulatory framework.
Professor Steve Robson.

Doctors have flagged concerns over the quality and efficacy of medicinal cannabis products, alleging most suppliers are “bypassing” the TGA.

The warning comes amid an explosion in prescribing, with doctors and nurse practitioners writing more than one million scripts as of January 2024 and the number of individual prescribers jumping to more than 5700.