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Navigating regulation and access to medicinal cannabis

This education module was developed by Lateral Connections at the request of, and with funding from, United In Compassion

About this course

Welcome to the Navigating regulation and access to medicinal cannabis course as part of the CannabisRx: Pharmacists’ Guide to Medicinal Cannabis Online Learning. Pharmacists play an important role in advocating for patients who may face challenges in accessing medicinal cannabis. 

This course will explore the regulatory framework governing the provision of medicinal cannabis in Australia. This course is designed to equip pharmacists with an understanding of the regulations around Medicinal Cannabis and different pathways for accessing medicinal cannabis.

The course is divided into 3 main sections and will cover the categories of medicinal cannabis products, the regulatory requirements for accessing these products, including TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approval and access pathways, as well as the regulatory intricacies surrounding extemporaneous compounding of medicinal cannabis products.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the different categories and schedule of Medicinal Cannabis products
  2. Understand the regulatory requirements of medicinal cannabis access, including TGA approval and access pathways
  3. Understand the regulatory requirements of extemporaneous compounding of medicinal cannabis products


The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 
1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5

Accreditation number: S2023/70

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 1 CPD activity (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the relevant assessment activity.

Accreditation expires: 27/09/2026

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