"This limits access to medical cannabis to the well-heeled or those willing to take the risk to buy more cheaply from the black market,"
TGA approvals for the month of January were down from 11,339 in December to 8785.
Key stats include: ODC has granted 175 licenses (155 are in effect). 67 licenses (and 53 permits) for cultivation 31 for cultivation and research 57 for manufacture of medicinal cannabis products Over 100,000 patients and 160,000 authorisations.
"The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is warning consumers about the risks of buying medicinal cannabis products online. Medicinal cannabis products bought online may be unsafe, of poor quality or contain a different dose to what the label claims."
The TGA announced today that total medical cannabis approvals had hit 100,000 with 9959 being recorded for March 2021.
Up to 28 February 2021, the TGA has approved over 99,000 SAS Category B applications for unapproved medicinal cannabis products.