Cannabis for Medical Use

The following information is for healthcare professionals, patients and others who are interested in finding out more about cannabis for medical use. It will discuss current and proposed access to potential cannabis treatment and describe the legal and policy status of cannabis. It also describes the Minister for Health’s role and that of the prescribing medicinal practitioner in relation to access to cannabis for medical use, as provided for in the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977-2016 and in line with expert clinical and scientific advice.

This information refers only to cannabis for medical use. Other matters related to cannabis including recreational use, decriminalisation, non-medical research, manufacturing, growing/producing cannabis or any other cannabis-related matters should be considered separate and distinct from the information below.