Option of last resort? One million patients prescribed cannabis, figures reveal

Patients are turning to methods like cannabis suppositories to get around zero-tolerance driving laws, says former magistrate David Heilpern.
Rachel Fieldhouse
David Heilpern.

Medicinal cannabis is supposed to be a last resort, accessible almost solely through the TGA’s Special Access Scheme for unlicensed drugs. 

Yet doctors have prescribed cannabis to more than 1.1 million patients over the past two years, according to the TGA’s own data1.