Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1/1643
Title: Medicinal cannabis
Authors: Murnion, Bridin 
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Source: Volume 38, Issue 6, pp. 212 - 215
Journal title: Australian Prescriber
Abstract: A number of therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives have been postulated from preclinical investigations. Possible clinical indications include spasticity and pain in multiple sclerosis, cancer-associated nausea and vomiting, cancer pain and HIV neuropathy. However, evidence is limited, may reflect subjective rather than objective outcomes, and is not conclusive. Controversies lie in how to produce, supply and administer cannabinoid products. Introduction of cannabinoids therapeutically should be supported by a regulatory and educational framework that minimises the risk of harm to patients and the community. The Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 is under consideration in Australia to address this. Nabiximols is the only cannabinoid on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods at present, although cannabidiol has been recommended for inclusion in Schedule 4.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1643
DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2015.072
ISSN: 0312-8008
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Drug Therapy
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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