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Information on the Medical Use of Cannabinoids

As the interest around the use of cannabinoids (marijuana, cannabis) for medical conditions increases, so does the need for reliable information on the evidence supporting its use, and the ways to legally access safe, high quality products.  We aim to assist both consumers and health professionals find the information they need.

Green Choices is a digital platform that has been specially curated to provide both medical practitioners and patients with unbiased, meaningful educational resources and research to assist in making an informed choice about medical cannabis, including details on how to access this treatment in Australia.

Accessing Medicinal Cannabis (The Australian Government, Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration)

Manufacturers and Suppliers of Medicinal Cannabis Products (The Australian Government, Department of Health, Office of Drug Control)



Whiting PF, Wolff RF, Deshpande S, et al. Cannabinoids for Medical UseA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2015;313(24):2456–2473.

Neurological conditions

American Academy of Neurology – Efficacy and Safety of the Therapeutic Use of Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) in Selected Neurological Conditions 2014 (Summary)

Koppel BS, Brust JCM, Fife T, et al. Systematic review: Efficacy and safety of medical marijuana in selected neurologic disorders: Report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2014;82(17):1556-1563.

Gloss D, Vickrey B. Cannabinoids for epilepsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009270. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009270.pub3.

Krishnan S, Cairns R, Howard R. Cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007204. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007204.pub2.

Chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting

Smith LA, Azariah F, Lavender VTC, Stoner NS, Bettiol S. Cannabinoids for nausea and vomiting in adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009464.


Cannabis and Cannabinoids PDQ – Health Professional Version, National Cancer Institute (USA).

Medical use of Cannabis, Cancer Council Australia.


Walitt B, Klose P, Fitzcharles MA, Phillips T, Häuser W. Cannabinoids for fibromyalgia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011694. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011694.pub2.


Lutge EE, Gray A, Siegfried N. The medical use of cannabis for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005175. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005175.pub3.


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