Cannabis and any CBP that are not legally sourced or are not being used for legitimate medical or research purposes are classified as Schedule 9 substances. Schedule 9 (S9) substances are prohibited and captured by the Misuse of Drugs Act. The possession and trafficking of S9 substances is a Police matter and serious penalties exist under this legislation.
Recreational use is not permitted. Use of raw cannabis or the smoking of any product does not qualify as medical use.
Schedule 8 items may not be advertised to the public. The advertising of therapeutic goods is also regulated and unregistered therapeutic goods may not be promoted. Any website making therapeutic claims direct to the
public, of any nature, is unlikely to be a lawful Australian supplier.
There is no facility for individuals to obtain Commonwealth licences to cultivate or manufacture medicinal cannabis. It is the responsibility of the individual practitioners to obtain any required approvals and comply with legislation. When dealing with any supplier practitioners are strongly encouraged to obtain sufficient evidence to satisfy themselves that the CBP is of lawful origin.
These products are always Scheduled and will always require a prescription irrespective of origin, intended use, form or grade.