A GP guide to the role of medicinal cannabis

Although still in its infancy in Australia, the number of doctors prescribing - and the number of people trying - medicinal cannabis continues to rise
Dr Janelle Trees

Cannabis has been used as a medical herb and intoxicant for centuries.1,2

However, prior to the new millennium, medicinal cannabis research was hindered by its illegality, which has now been revised in a number of countries globally.