This is the legal status of medical cannabis, state-by-state

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Changes to federal legislation do not specify which products will be covered by the amendment to the Narcotic Drugs Act or the conditions or symptoms that will make patients eligible for treatment with cannabis-based products.

No cannabis-based products are lawfully produced in Australia and, before prescribing pharmaceuticals containing cannabinoids, authorisation must first be granted from the TGA and state authorities.

Products must be registered with the TGA, a process that requires evidence of testing and efficacy. According to the 2016 RACGP

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