Little Green Pharma is here to assist you
Little Green Pharma has been assisting patients with education and access to medical cannabis since we launched Australia’s first locally-grown cannabis medicines in 2018.
Our team is dedicated to helping you and we’ve developed various patient resources to make medical cannabis easier to understand and access.
How to access medical cannabis / CBD Oil?
Medical cannabis is legal in Australia via a prescription but almost all available cannabis medicines are still considered ‘unapproved products’. This means the pathways to access are different from usual medications and the prescribing doctor will need to take a few additional steps before they can write you a prescription.
Talking to a doctor about medical cannabis
Any doctor can prescribe medicinal cannabis in Australia and they don’t need additional qualifications. However, some doctors may be reluctant due to a lack of training, familiarity or due to the application process involved.
We can assist you in feeling confident to talk to your doctor about this treatment option, to reach out to them with education or to find a doctor comfortable discussing medicinal cannabis (including CBD Oil) with you.
The cost of medicinal cannabis to patients can vary greatly and depends on a patient’s condition and their endocannabinoid system, the product being prescribed and if the patient is taking other medications in addition to the cannabis medicines.
Some health insurers are now offering rebates on medicinal cannabis prescriptions and the Australian Government has subsidised one medicinal cannabis product (via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) for Dravet Syndrome only. This means that the costs for all other cannabis medicines and doctor consults will need to be covered by patients.
If you are considering medicinal cannabis as a treatment option it is important to consider the costs involved.
Read more for some indicative costs of medicinal cannabis.
Ordering has never been simpler
At Little Green Pharma our team has streamlined access to medical cannabis making the process easier for patients, from their first doctor consult to ordering product.
Here’s how the process works:
Take the short quiz to check if medical cannabis is an option for you.
If your doctor receives approval to prescribe you medicinal cannabis you’ll get a script and approval letter.
LGP Cannabis medicines can be ordered via our online portal or via any pharmacy.
How to order
Once you have a prescription and the relevant approvals you can order via any pharmacy or via our online order portal, where you can also view our product pricing.
Ordering through the portal is quick and easy, especially if you have an e-script. If your doctor has not provided you with an e-script, you can still order online, but you’ll need to post an original copy of your script to our partner pharmacy.
If you order through a pharmacy, they will need to order your medication from one of our distributing partner pharmacies. A detailed guide can be found at Ordering product for pharmacists.
How to use our products
Your doctor and dispensing pharmacist will likely have explained to you on how to use Little Green Pharma medicines.
If you have any further queries, please contact these healthcare professionals. We have also prepared resources like instructional videos for patients and carers who have been prescribed LGP medicines for further assistance.
Your prescriber and the dispensing pharmacist will advise you on how to consume your Little Green Pharma medication as well as the starting dose and specific dosing schedule.
Help us out with medical cannabis research
Little Green Pharma Patients accessing medicinal cannabis generally have a range of conditions and symptoms that impact their quality of life. This clinical study sets out to better understand and measure how these conditions and symptoms affect patients’ quality of life over time while they are accessing medicinal cannabis as a treatment option.