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What illnesses or injuries are approved for Medical Cannabis?

A short list of approved ailments

TGA medical cannabis

The TGA has an approved list of over 130 ailments or injuries for medical cannabis, however it should be noted that there is no automatic approval, everything is a case by case approval. Here are 40 of them in alphabetical order, and as mentioned, there are more than 90 more:

Acne

ADHD symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease

Anorexia and wasting

Anxiety

Arthritis

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms

Autoimmune disorders

Cachexia

Cancer & Cancer Pain

Cardiovascular diseases

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

Chronic infection

Chronic pain

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Dementia

Depression

Diabetes

Dystonia

Endometriosis

Epilepsy


Epilepsy / Seizure management

Fibromyalgia

Glaucoma

Insomnia

Ischemia

Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathies

Opioid dependence

Palliative care

Parkinson’s Disease

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Post CVA Neuropathy

Psychiatric disorders (varying)

PTSD

Radiculopathies

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sleep disorders


As of 2023, the TGA had approved medical cannabis for over 130 conditions, showcasing the broadening acceptance of its therapeutic potential in various medical scenarios​​. This list represents just a subset of the conditions where medical cannabis has been found to be beneficial.

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