Clinical Primer on Cannabis

A health professionals’ guide to cannabis-based medicines

The Clinical Primer on Cannabis is a free-to-access guidance and self-directed learning for prescribers, pharmacists and nurses.

It draws on clinical research, clinical observations, and professional experiences to provide useful, real-world insights into the rational use of cannabis-based medicines – to support clinical decision-making and improve communication with patients, family or carers.


Dr Jürgen Fleisch (MD, PhD)
Martin Woodbridge (MPHC, DPH)


Professor Emeritus, Dr Carl Burgess (MB ChB, MD, MRCP, FRACP, FRCP)


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Disclosure Statement

This resource reflects published data, information and clinical insights as at the year 2023. It considers the rational use of cannabis-based medicines within a prescriber-pharmacy model of care.

While all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and scientific nature of information at the time of its production, the authors make no representations, implied or otherwise, as to the safety and efficacy of cannabis-based medicines and the methods of administration until such time that reliable clinical data is provided, nor to the contents as certain information may have become outdated due to the rapid scientific and clinical developments in this field.

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