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:

Refractory epilepsy
Neuropathic pain
Psychiatric conditions, e.g. Schizophrenia
Rheumatological conditions
Glaucoma
Autism
Parkinson’s Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Anxiety
Depression
Fibromyalgia
Dementia
Epilepsy
Anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer)
Insomnia
Immune Disorders
Endometriosis

Multiple sclerosis
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Cancer pain
Palliative care
AIDs nausea/vomiting
Tourette syndrome
PTSD
IBS
Crohn’s Disease
Non-Cancer Pain

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