Cannabis advisory service

9th October 2018

NSW Health has established the Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service to support health practitioners in NSW considering prescribing a cannabis medicine for their patients. Being unregistered, cannabis medicines require an approval for use. The Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service can assist with the information required for the application, symptom management, dosing, side effects, adverse events and contraindications. 


The service has a focus on palliative care but is not restricted to this. The Cannabis Medicines Advisory Service is based in Newcastle, NSW, and is led by Dr Catherine Lucas BPharm, Medical Director, MBBS, FRACP (Clinical Pharmacology). 


Doctors can access the service Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, by calling 4923 6200 or emailing HNELHD-CMAS@hnehealth, 

Website: NSW Health

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