Information for pharmacists
Pharmacies within Australia are able to order and dispense unregistered cannabis medicines as long as they have the required TGA and State Health (if applicable) approval letter/s and a valid prescription.
The TGA approval letter will most commonly be a SAS B approval, however, Authorised Prescribers (prescribers who don’t need to apply to the TGA each time for individual patient approval as they are authorised to prescribe certain product categories) will supply their product or category approval letter along with a valid prescription.
Unlike registered medication, there are certain conditions and criteria that need to be kept in mind while dispensing medicinal cannabis. Our Medical Team is always on hand to answer any questions, and walk you through the varied State regulations for dispensing medicinal cannabis.
There are a wide range of resources and assistance available to pharmacies within Australia
Patients asking you which doctors prescribe?
We can assist you find a prescribing doctor of medicinal cannabis near your pharmacy or some affordable telehealth options for your customers. Simply contact our team to learn more.
TGA changes to Medicinal Cannabis approvals
The TGA has recently implemented changes to the way Special Access Scheme (SAS) and Authorised Prescriber (AP) applications are approved for medicinal cannabis prescriptions.
While these changes result in welcome efficiencies and improvements in the application processes, these changes have important implications for prescribers and pharmacists dispensing unregistered medicines.
The TGA has also confirmed they will introduce changes requiring supplier of cannabis medicines to meet Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements in March 2022. All Little Green Pharma medicinal cannabis oil products are manufactured in Australia or Denmark (EU) and already comply with strict Australian GMP and/ or EU GMP requirements.
To see the changes please see here: New streamlined process for medicinal cannabis applications | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
We have also developed a guide for dispensing under the new TGA changes to Medicinal Cannabis approvals so if you would like to receive this or have any queries, please get in touch with our medical team via firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 118 840.