In Australia, medical cannabis is classified as an unregistered medicine and can only be made available via a doctor on prescription from a pharmacy after approval from the TGA via the Special Access Scheme (SAS).

More information is available here.


To be eligible for medical cannabis in Australia, you must have a condition for which there is some evidence that medical cannabis helps. Patients must also have tried conventional treatments for that condition and found them to be ineffective. The decision to try medical cannabis must be a made together with your GP.

Once the doctor determines if medicinal cannabis is suitable for your treatment, you will need to receive relevant State and TGA approvals to access the treatment.

Please note: MedReleaf Clinics are required to abide by the strict Guidelines of the TGA as listed here.

The MedReleaf Clinic located within Hardings pharmacies are fortunate to have the services of experienced Practitioners:

  • Dr Lee Ho
  • Dr Guy Wright
  • Dr David Pakchung
  • Dr Affan Qazi

Our Doctors will be able to advise you if your condition and past medical history make you eligible for an application to the TGA. 

Consultation fees are not bulk-billed but a Medicare rebate may apply – Concession, General and DVA patients are welcome to attend the Clinic. 

At Annerley, consultations are available on Mondays (with Dr Guy Wright) Tuesdays (Dr Affan Qazi) Thursdays (with Dr Lee Ho) and Saturdays (Alternating between Dr David Pakchung and Dr Affan Qazi). After hours consultations are also available upon request.

At Murrumba Downs, consultations are currently available on alternate Thursdays  (with Dr Guy Wright).

Whilst Hardings Pharmacy has an established MedReleaf Clinic, any registered Doctor can prescribe this new medicine, including your own doctor.  If you wish to see one of our doctors you will need to provide your health summary from your GP. Your doctor can email this to or call direct to 07 3892 3766.

Our Pharmacies also have TGA approved herb vaporiser devices available.

The TGA lists some of the side effects of prescribed cannabis on its patient information pages here.

For more information regarding the use of Medical Cannabis please make an appointment to discuss your condition with one of our MedReleaf Clinic Doctors

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