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Medicinal cannabis: Other resources

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists, pain medicine specialists, and medical professionals interested in locating relevant resources on medicinal cannabis, including those available through the ANZCA library. This guide is intended to provide a starting point for medical professionals interested in the topic, not to promote or advocate the use of medicinal cannabis.

Better Pain Management

The FPM Better Pain Management program has been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. It consists of twelve online education modules each designed to be completed in one hour.

Better Pain Management


Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation

The NSW Government Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation#39;s purpose is to educate the community, help stakeholders navigate regulatory processes, and monitor the NSW Government-funded clinical trials.

The website contains information for patients and health professionals.

Click here to access the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation website.

NZ Medicinal Cannabis Agency

In New Zealand, the Medicinal Cannabis Agency, a department of the Ministry of Health, administers the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and ensures medicinal cannabis products meet the minimum quality standard.

The Medicinal Cannabis Agency website contains information for both patients and health professionals.

Click here to access the Medicinal Cannabis Agency website.

The Office of Drug Control

The Office of Drug Control (ODC), which is part of the Health Products Regulation Group of the Department of Health, regulates and provides advice on the import, export and manufacture of controlled drugs, as well as the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes to support Australia's obligations under International Drug Conventions.

Click here to access medicinal cannabis information and resources.

RACGP webinar series: medicinal cannabis

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest professional general practice organisation and represents urban and rural general practitioners.

The RACGP runs a series of webinars for RACGP members and their colleagues to improve access to quality education.

Developed by the RACGP, these webinars provide time efficient and convenient opportunities to keep up to date and engage in learning with key opinion leaders and peers.

Click here to access webinars on medicinal cannabis.

Therapeutic Guidelines

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ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.