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    Why do I need to sign a consent form to access medical cannabis?

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  • CanGuide is a crucial new service to provide medical information and guidance around medical cannabis to Australians. CanGuide exists to provide education and support for … View Profile

    As there is only one cannabis-based medicine currently registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for treating multiple sclerosis, doctors willing to prescribe unapproved therapeutic goods such as pharmaceutical grade medicinal cannabis, take on the legal liability. If they work within a hospital or within a research study, the organisation takes on that responsibility. Patients are required to make informed decisions about their treatment in consultation with the treating doctor. Therefore, signing of a medical consent form is required.

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