Medicinal cannabis hotline set up for GPs

The TGA has set up a medicinal cannabis hotline for GPs in response to growing demand by patients for products.

Doctors can call 1800 020 653 during weekdays, 9-5pm, to speak to a TGA pharmacist or doctor about the Special Access Scheme Category B (SASB) or the Authorised Prescriber (AP) scheme.

The SASB is for individual patients and requires a specialist and GP to fill out paperwork demonstrating the patient’s clinical need for medicinal cannabis, the products they wish to use for the condition and how they will obtain an import permit if