If you’d like to become a CDA patient please register here. We can only provide care to you legally if you register with us through this form.
Medical Cannabis has been legal in Australia for two years and can be accessed through any Australia registered medical doctor. CDA Clinics can assist you to access medical cannabis through your regular doctor or we can assist your doctor prescribe medical cannabis for you. Please get your doctor to contact us.
Alternatively, print this letter and take this to your regular doctor who can provide you with a referral letter and medical history.
There are no restrictions imposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the conditions that a doctor can apply to access medical cannabis for their patient. The TGA states that they will consider any condition lasting longer than 3 months that hasn’t responded to conventional treatments.
To date, the TGA has approved SAS applications including, but not limited to, the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Cancer pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Palliative care
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spasticity from neurological conditions
- Anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer)
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Will it work for me?
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids. Each one has a different effect on the body. THC and CBD are the main chemicals used in medicine.
THC produces the “high” people feel when they smoke marijuana or eat foods containing it. However, CBD is not psycho active at all and will not make you feel “high.” In fact, CBD counteracts the psycho-activity of THC!
If you’re unsure of what THC and CBD or any of these words mean, please do view our FAQ section.
Shown is the benefits and health effects of THC and CBD medicine.