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  • Post Time Posted July 02, 2018
A survey conducted by The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney found that 61.5 percent of General Practitioners reported one or more patients had asked about medical cannabis in the past three months. 

The survey also shed a significant spot light on Australian regulation and practices around medical cannabis. 58 percent of GP’s were in favour of the prescription of medical cannabis, but fewer than 1 in 10 knew how to navigate the bureaucracy involved in prescribing it. 

Under the current system, GPs wishing to prescribe it must either become an authorised prescriber for a class of patients, or apply for access per patient through the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) Special Access Scheme (SAS-B). They also require approval from their state’s health or poisons body and the support of a specialist. 

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-04/medicinal-cannabis-education-needed-for-gps/9936670


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