FAQ Prescribers

The MCP provides a link between Prescribers and Pharmacies dispensing Medicinal Cannabis to
ensure your patients receive full support and continuity of care throughout their treatment. The
platform makes readily available Medicinal Cannabis information and helps to close the loop from
prescribing to patient access of medicinal cannabis.

MCP Network Pharmacies have agreed to access Medicinal Cannabis products from participating
manufacturers and dispense these products at no more than the listed price.

Please click here to access the MCP Network Pharmacy locator.

In order to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis, prescribers must ensure that they have approval from both the TGA and their State Health Authority (where required). TGA Approval may be obtained either through Approved Clinical Trials, the Authorised Prescriber Scheme  or the Special Access Scheme. Using the SAS online system , applications to the TGA and State or Territory Health Department are submitted simultaneously.

In QLD, doctors who hold a specialist registration can prescribe S8 products containing THC, without Queensland State Health approval.

Please note: While PharmaPrograms makes every effort to ensure the MCP is up to date we also recommend that you familiarise yourself with the requirements applicable to your state/territory.

The TGA provides current Clinical Guidance Documents to assist health care professionals and patients prescribed medicinal cannabis. The documents are overviews of medicinal cannabis clinical trials across five indications: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Nausea and Vomiting, Pain and Palliation.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has developed a series of webinars to assist with understanding cannabis medicines. Please note that some of this information is specific to prescribing in NSW.

As the field of Medicinal Cannabis is frequently changing it is important to regularly review the regulatory requirements via the Department of Health website for your state/territory:

QLD Health

VIC Health

ACT Health

NSW Health

SA Health

WA Health

NT Health

TAS Health

In particular the VIC Gov Website  contains useful links to further information, mostly relevant across states and territories.

These links to external websites are not provided or maintained by, or in any way affiliated with PharmaPrograms. PharmaPrograms does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external websites.

All supporting collateral relating to the MCP products can be found here.

Please be aware that all material is intended for use by registered prescribers only, and there is a password required to access this information. If you are a registered prescriber and wish to have access to these resources, please click here.

MCP currently hosts Medlab and Canndeo products. You can find more information about these products here.

Cann Group Ltd coming soon