Only as a ‘last-resort’: RACGP issues medical cannabis guidance

MEDICINAL cannabis has scant evidence of efficacy and should only be considered as a last resort and in rare circumstances, the RACGP stresses in a new position statement.

The college reckons more patients are going to start requesting the treatment on the back of media coverage and recent changes to legislation creating a “perception of easy access”.

But it cautions that the evidence is presently weak and the risk of adverse events three times higher than with placebo or alternative treatments.

According to the statement, released