Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Course

Understand how your pharmacy can support patients in this emerging area

Developed specifically for community pharmacy, this three part online course provides a complete overview of  medicinal cannabis according to Commonwealth, state and territory legislation and guidelines.

You will learn:

  • The therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis, emerging clinical guidance and clinical trials underway in Australia
  • The current legal status of medicinal cannabis in all states and territories of Australia
  • Commonwealth and state specific requirements to prescribe and dispense medicinal cannabis across Australia
  • Overview of products and modes of administration

Content now refreshed to align with updated legislation and product updates, including:

  • Updated information on products, including Sativex
  • Updated information on dispensing and prescribing medicinal cannabis in VIC and NSW
  • TGA online prescribing pathways guide for practitioners
  • Medicinal Cannabis Guidance Documents

Course cost $55 inc GST, with access to:

  • 3 x online education modules (3 hours total)
  • CPD credits available
  • Ongoing email updates regarding medicinal cannabis legislation changes in Australia
  • Supportive tools and resources to prepare your pharmacy to dispense medicinal cannabis
  • Recommended course for completion of pharmacy registration in the Medicinal Cannabis Medicines Portal

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CPD Information

Disclaimer – State and Territory dispensing of Medicinal Cannabis products

The Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Course is a national course, which includes information on legislative requirements for every Australian State and Territory.

However, please note the following in regards to the dispensing of medicinal cannabis therapies in;

  • Victoria – There have been changes to the Victorian medicinal cannabis framework. Click here for further information.
  • Tasmania – medicinal cannabis products to be dispensed at Tasmanian Health Service hospital pharmacies

Please take this into consideration when determining if this is a suitable education activity in accordance with your scope of practice and learning plan/needs.  If you have any questions regarding the course, please email

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Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch

132 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, QLD, 4000

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Page last updated 07 September 2018