Australian government considers over-the-counter access to medicinal cannabis in 2021

NewsHub 11 September 2020
Family First Comment: “There would be several limitations on cannabidiol, including a maximum daily dose of 60mg and a restriction of a 30-day supply. It would also only be available for adults at least 18 years old, and would be packed in a blister, strip or container fitted with a child-resistant closure.”

Medicinal cannabis could be purchased over the counter in Australian pharmacies from next year.

The Australian Department of Health’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced they intend to make cannabidiol (CBD) medicines available without a prescription.
The interim decision was released in a report on Wednesday with a suggested implementation date of June 2021.
Cannabidiol is one of the main ingredients in cannabis and is used for medicinal purposes.
In Australia, it is currently listed as a “prescription only medicine”.
The proposed changes would save Australians a trip to the doctor and they would now be able to access cannabidiol after consulting a pharmacist.
But the TGA also said there would be several limitations on cannabidiol, including a maximum daily dose of 60mg and a restriction of a 30-day supply.
READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/09/australian-government-considers-over-the-counter-access-to-medicinal-cannabis-in-2021.html
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