To find out if you are eligible to access plant-based medicines, speak to our friendly nurse or pharmacist at Astrid who will be able to provide further information around regulations, as well as a general chat on your overall well-being! Book a screening consultation
If your GP is seeking more information on plant based medicine, they can access information via the following sources.
- Therapeutic Goods Administration: Access pathways to medicinal cannabis and relevant resources
- Catalyst: Product education and insights for healthcare professionals
We definitely recommend speaking to your GP first, as they will have the best understanding of your overall health condition. However, in instances where your GP does not prescribe plant medicines, we can assist you by referring you to one of our affiliated doctors (if you are eligible). Book a screening consultation with our clinic here.
No, all SAS-B or AP pathway medicinal cannabis products are non-ARTG or non-PBS items currently in Australia. Therefore, it is not currently listed on the PBS and are considered private scripts.
As Astrid is your dispensing pharmacy, our pharmacists do not have the ability to change strains or prescribe different products for you. Any changes to prescription product or strains must be done by your prescribing doctor. Once we have your new strain script, we can dispense your new strain. We cannot do so without relevant paperwork.
Domestic travel: Yes, you are able to travel with your prescribed medicinal cannabis. If you are a patient that has a valid prescription for medicinal cannabis, you have the right to travel with your medicine. Prescribed cannabis is no different from any other medication, just make sure you do not take any of your medication out of the dispensed container as your pharmacy label is a legal document to verify that it is a prescribed medication. International travel: If you are travelling overseas, we highly recommend that you contact the Consular office/Consulate of the country that you are travelling to. Each international jurisdiction will have different policies to whether you are allowed to bring medicinal cannabis as a legal medication. Always confirm that it is legal to bring your prescribed medicinal cannabis as some countries would require a permit. To get more information, visit https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/