Sydney Spine & Pain

Medical Cannabis

This drug is not available in Australia as it has not been evaluated or approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

It is only available through the Authorised Prescriber mechanism which allows individuals to access drugs that are not approved for use in Australia.

Our Clinical Director, Dr James Yu (Pain Specialist & Consultant Anaesthetist) is one of a handful of Australian Specialists who has been approved to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis.

Dr Yu can review patient suitably for this drug at the following clinical sites:

  • Waratah Private Hospital in Hurstville
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Randwick
  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst

Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis is strictly a clinical decision made by the Authorised Prescriber and must be accompanied by a successful application to prescribe approved by the Department of Health assessed on a case by case basis.

To acquire an approval to obtain the product, all applicants will undergo an in-depth screening process and patients are advised to stay open-minded with alternative treatments recommended by Dr Yu.

To apply for the Sydney Spine & Pain Medical Cannabis Program

Apply here

Medical Cannabis Patient Information Sheet

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