List of approved conditions for medical cannabis in Australia

Medical cannabis is approved to be prescribed for over 50 conditions in Australia. There are a few important things to be aware of when talking to your doctor.

A doctor can technically apply for medical cannabis for any condition as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements and they can provide evidence for its treatment.

The following is a current list (of conditions for cannabis treatment) that the TGA has approved medicinal marijuana for in the past:

  • Acne

  • Fibromyalgia

  • ADHD symptoms

  • Glaucoma

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Insomnia

  • Anorexia and wasting

  • Ischemia

  • Anxiety

  • Migraines

  • Arthritis

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • (ASD) symptoms

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Neuropathies

  • Cachexia

  • Opioid dependence

  • Cancer & Cancer Pain

  • Palliative care

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  • Chronic infection

  • Post CVA Neuropathy

  • Chronic pain

  • Psychiatric disorders (varying)

  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

  • PTSD

  • Dementia

  • Radiculopathies

  • Depression

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Diabetes

  • Sleep disorders

  • Dystonia

  • Spasticity from neurological conditions

  • Endometriosis

  • Tremors

  • Epilepsy

  • Epilepsy / Seizure management

And more…

As of 2022, the TGA has approved cannabis for over 130 conditions.

Just because your condition isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that you’re not eligible – you may still be eligible for medical cannabis.

So the two key factors here are:

Medical condition

Chronic (more than 3 months)

Now that you know the conditions medical cannabis has been approved to treat, let’s talk about your treatment history.