What’s driving a boom in medicinal cannabis scripts?

Australian research shows the drug is being prescribed for chronic pain, anxiety and sleep disorders, says co-author Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos
Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos.

 A rise in medicinal cannabis prescribing means more than 200,000 scripts are being written a year, according to a new Australian study.

Since the drug was approved in 2016 under the TGA’s Special Access Scheme Category B a total of 248,000 scripts have been issued.