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:
Anorexia and wasting
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cancer & Cancer Pain
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
Post CVA Neuropathy
Psychiatric disorders (varying)
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Spasticity from neurological conditions
Epilepsy / Seizure management
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:
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.