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Conditions & Eligibility

Can we consult with children under 18?

Yes – our doctors can consult with the parent/legal guardian of an eligible child who has obtained the necessary documentation to consult with us at CDA.

Am I eligible?

There are no restrictions imposed by the TGA on the indication/s for which a health practitioner may apply to access an unapproved medicinal cannabis product for their patient. For more information, please see the TGA overview of medicinal cannabis and the SAS sections on their website.

Which medical conditions or diseases can be treated by medical cannabis?

To receive medicinal cannabis treatment, we require CDA Clinics patients to have a regular GP and to consider all condition treatment options with their GP, including non-pharmaceutical options. CDA Clinics clinicians do not diagnose conditions but rather provide medications to treat symptoms. Patients are required to have their primary doctor examine, investigate, diagnose and manage their medical conditions.

Can medical cannabis be prescribed for Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders?

CDA Clinics clinicians can prescribe CBD (Cannabidiol) to eligible patients with Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorder symptoms, however as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can unmask or worsen symptoms of Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders in some patients, we require a letter of endorsement from their current psychiatrist for patients with these conditions wishing to treat their symptoms with THC.