There are numerous clinical trials running in Australia at any given time. The best place to look for these trials is on the Australia and New Zealand Clinical Trials Website.
On the site you’re able to search for a term by location and condition. Each clinical trial will have its own eligibility requirements and will likely need the support of your doctor and permission of your state medical body. While it’s the responsibility of the “Sponsor” of the clinical trial to register the trial with the correct governing bodies, you will need to go through an application process as well.
Here are some tips on using the clinical trials website.
Here are a few keywords you may want to search alongside your medical condition
- CBD or cannabidiol
- THC or delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol or tetrahydrocannabinol
- CBG or cannabigerol
The clinical trials site also offers the option to get notified when new clinical trials are announced. To do this, you’ll need to create an account on the site. There is a small link just below the search feature that directs you to creating your account.
Keep this in mind
It’s important to remember that when applying to a clinical trial you ask a lot of questions. Even if you are accepted into a trial, there is no guarantee that you’ll be given cannabis during the trial (many trials have a group that receives placebos). You also need to remember that a trial is a trial and at the end there is the likelihood that you won’t be prescribed cannabis without going through the proper channels.
You can always read our article on accessing medical cannabis to learn how to qualify for and access medical cannabis.