Can I drive while using medical cannabis?

Travelling with Medical Cannabis

Australians love to travel both within and outside of Australia. Carrying medical cannabis can create feelings of uncertainty, given the lack of knowledge in the general community including those responsible for keeping us safe in airports, shipping terminals, bus and train stations.

Generally, there is no test for CBD products, however, THC products can be detected by sniffer dogs and drug tests at airports.

Planning ahead will reduce anxiety about carrying medical cannabis across borders and ensure you are following the laws of the country you are leaving and those of your destination.


Who can carry medical cannabis?

A patient or their carer may receive, possess and administer a cannabis medicine which has been legally imported/manufactured and prescribed for the patient.

Cannabis medicines must be packaged and labelled as Schedule 8 drugs unless it is a Schedule 4 cannabidiol product.

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