Green light for unapproved cannabis scripts

Doctors in NSW can now prescribe unapproved cannabis-based medicines as long as they can prove why they are needed, under new rules that come into force on 1 August.


Under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulation 2016, GPs and other specialists can apply to NSW Health to prescribe drugs previously only available through clinical trials, such as nabiximols (Sativex), dronabinol and nabilone.

There are no limits on the health