Medicinal Cannabis Trials Status Update
The Epilepsy Foundation fully supports the current interest in these trials and the leadership at the political level to progress research via clinical trials whilst addressing legislative changes to decriminalise use in certain circumstances.
The Office of Drug Control (ODC) provides information about the Australian Government moves towards legalisation of medicinal cannabis and also provides information about cultivators, manufacturers and patient access. Go to the ODC website for more information.
The Australian Government Department of Health has issued a Medicinal Cannabis Fact Sheet which provides a lot of information about access to medicinal cannabis in Australia.
Read here the statement released by the TGA regarding guidelines for consumers, health professionals and sponsors of Access to Medicinal Cannabis Products.
Medicinal Cannabis Trials - Status by State
New South Wales: Read the latest news from the New South Wales Government
South Australia: Read the latest news from the Premier of South Australia
Western Australia: Read the latest news from the West Australian Government
Read here the medicinal cannabis statement published by the Epilepsy Society of Australia. The Epilepsy Society of Australia is a professional organisation for clinicians, scientists and technologists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of epilepsy in Australia.
Clinical trial results of medicinal marijuana for treatment in Dravet syndrome
The first randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial using medicinal marijuana for the treatment of a form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome, has been completed. Read a summary of the trial results here. The full research article can be accessed here.