MCIA welcomes decision for down scheduled CBD with increased maximum dose of 150mg/day

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) welcomes the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announcement of its final decision regarding down-scheduling of low-dose CBD, including the significant change to the maximum dose which has been increased to 150mg/day.

MCIA had recommended changes to the interim decision, and in particular the low daily dose, to ensure that there is an effective pathway for S3 CBD products. A report commissioned by MCIA supported a higher dose based on safety and efficacy, and hence, ability to meet the evidentiary requirements for the proposed registration pathway. MCIA is pleased that TGA’s further consideration of this information, along with other public submissions, and the advice of the Joint Committee of the Advisory Committees for Medicines Scheduling and Chemicals Scheduling at its November 2020 meeting, has led to a lifting of the daily dose.

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ACannabis Evolve 2021 – Unlocking the Potential of Medicinal Cannabis

In launching ACannabis we noted that the medicinal cannabis industry is rapidly evolving, with many voices in the conversation. ACannabis is about harnessing the collective talent, knowledge and expertise that is critical to seize the opportunities in this exciting new industry which is providing an important new medicine for patients.

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Medicinal cannabis champion to chair new Advisory Council

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) is delighted to welcome Dr Richard Di Natale as the inaugural chair of the newly established Healthcare Practitioner/Patient Advisory Council.

“Richard has been a great champion of medicinal cannabis access for patients and will provide invaluable guidance as chair of this unique and important Advisory Council” said Peter Crock Chair of MCIA.

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MCIA pursues better patient access for down scheduled CBD

In responding to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) interim decision in relation to cannabidiol (CBD) to down-schedule CBD medicines to S3, or pharmacist-only, medicines at appropriate dosage levels, Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) has recommended further change to the proposed scheduling to ensure that there is an effective pathway for S3 CBD products.

Medicinal cannabis has an important role to play in improving health outcomes. MCIA supports down- scheduling of CBD to S3, which has the potential to provide patients with improved access to a safe low dose cannabis product for medical use.

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MCIA welcomes TGA interim decision to down schedule CBD

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia has welcomed the interim decision in relation to cannabidiol (CBD) to down-schedule CBD medicines to S3, or pharmacist-only, medicines.

In the interim decision released today, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has supported the down scheduling of CBD to allow greater patient access through enabling registered low-dose CBD products to be available as a Schedule 3 medicine.

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MCIA welcomes new Parliamentary Friends of Medicinal Cannabis Group

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) is delighted to welcome the establishment of a Parliamentary Friends of Medicinal Cannabis Group in the Federal Parliament.

The group will provide a non-partisan forum for Members and Senators to meet with representatives of the Australian medicinal cannabis industry, medical experts and patient advocates to raise awareness of the applications of medicinal cannabis to Parliamentarians and within the broader community.

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Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) and Medical Cannabis Council (MCC) collaborate to form a unified voice for the Australian medicinal cannabis industry

MCIA and MCC are pleased to announce that they have entered a collaboration arrangement to create a unified voice for the Australian medicinal cannabis industry.

The Australian medicinal cannabis industry has an important role to play in improving health outcomes for Australian patients. Australia is well placed to lead the world with quality medicinal cannabis, deliver next generation patient well-being, and develop a new export industry.

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COVID19 – Medicinal Cannabis an Essential Service

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) has undertaken consultation with the Federal and State Governments and has received confirmation that medicinal cannabis qualifies as an essential service under the public health orders issued by the States and Territories. The public health orders note that sectors/activities where working remotely is not an option, and getting medical care or supplies, are essential services exempt from the social distancing restrictions. Thus, companies will be working to keep the medicinal supply operational and will implement appropriate protocols and practices to ensure the safety of employees and minimise disruptions to supply of products to patients.

ACannabis – The Industry Led Australian Medicinal Cannabis Conference, 2020

ACannabis Conference

“ACannabis is the platform to gain a deep understanding of ground-breaking research, an inside perspective on global trends and a unique opportunity for the agritech and medtech sector to have the conversations required to leverage our advantages” Peter Crock, Chair Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia

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MCIA welcomes improved patient access to medicinal cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) welcomed the report from The Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia as a key step in assisting patients who are seeking easier and more affordable access to what is a prescription medicine.

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