What Conditions Could Medicinal Cannabis Treat?

Over 50 conditions approved for treatment by the TGA

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has no restrictions on the conditions that a Medical Practitioner can apply to access Medical Cannabis for their patient.

The TGA will consider any condition lasting longer than 3 months that hasn’t responded to first line conventional treatments. The TGA will assess each individual patient’s application, and there is no guarantee that the application will be approved.

This link to the TGA website provides further information.

https://www.tga.gov.au/medicinal-cannabis-guidance-documents

To date, the TGA has approved Medicinal Cannabis treatment for over 50 conditions. 

These include, but are not limited to, the following conditions and indications:

Neuropathic pain

Rheumatological conditions

Glaucoma

Autism

Inflammatory bowel disease

Non-Cancer Pain

Depression

Dementia

Epilepsy

Insomnia

Immune Disorders

Endometriosis

Multiple sclerosis

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Palliative care 

Tourette syndrome

IBS

Crohn’s Disease

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for medicinal cannabis in Australia, you must have a chronic condition for which there is some evidence that medicinal cannabis can help and you must have exhausted or be unable to use conventional therapies for their indication. Please note not all conditions will respond to Medicinal Cannabis treatment. For more information on federal government rules pertaining to access to medicinal cannabis in Australia, please refer to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website at https://www.tga.gov.au/access-medicinal-cannabis-products-1

The TGA also provides some consumer information and guidance for patients at https://www.tga.gov.au/community-qa/medicinal-cannabis-products-patient-information