TGA Allows Access To Low Dose CBD Oil
On February 1st 2021, the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia officially made the purchase of over-the-counter CBD oil without the need of a prescription, available at participating pharmacies and clinics. This decision allows a maximum daily dose of 150 milligrams of CBD isolate. This availability of low dose CBD oil is a big step forward for the medical cannabis industry. Higher CBD dosage products, as well as full-spectrum products (containing THC and other cannabinoids) continue to be available via prescription from access clinics throughout Australia.
Chemist Warehouse is Australia's largest pharmacy franchise retailer with over 350 stores, and employs over 8,000 staff. The company brands itself as offering discounted prices for pharmaceutical goods and operates a chain of retail pharmacies both online and in-store.
Is CBD Oil Available At Chemist Warehouse?
At this current moment, you cannot purchase CBD Oil from Chemist Warehouse. This will soon change. Following an exclusive supply deal with the medicinal cannabis company Cannatrek, Chemist Warehouse, Australia’s largest pharmacy chain, will be able to supply low-dose Cannabidiol Oil (CBD) products to the public. We expect to see low dose CBD Oil available on their shelves across Australia, later in the year.
When Will Chemist Warehouse Stock CBD Oil?
There is no set date, however are anticipating the Chemist Warehouse shelves to be full of low-dose CBD Oil in mid-2022. We will update this page once we have more news.
Where can I buy CBD oil in Australia?
The Australian Federal government introduced legislation to decriminalise the use and sale of medical cannabis in 2016.
There are multiple ways to access CBD Oil in Australia:
Government Approved Pathways
- Through your doctor - to obtain a referral
- Through Specialist Clinics - GP referral required
- Through the Extemporaneous Compounding Pathway - GP referral required
- Through low-dose products - GP referral not required [NEW]
Buying CBD Oil Online Illegally
5. Buying illegally from online stores and international sellers that do not have TGA approval of products, and without a valid prescription and referral from a doctor
Visit our page on Where To Buy CBD Oil in Australia for more information.
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