Medicinal cannabis may become a commonplace drug for treating a variety of ailments and illnesses in Australia as more than 70,000 medical prescriptions have been given out over the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Special Access Scheme.
Chair for Medicinal Cannabis Industry of Australia Peter Crock said there have been over 120 infirmities handled by cannabis under the Special Access Scheme.
“We’re seeing commodities start to come through that will look more like a pharmaceutical stock that doctors are used to prescribing.”
Mr Crock said research into medical benefits of cannabis has been thwarted by a prohibition of the drug prescriptions by governments.
“It hasn’t been something we could move on easily before this moment.”