share Only one prescription for medical marijuana has been issued by a doctor in the Northern Territory, according to Minister for Health Natasha Fyles. In a submission to the Senate inquiry into barriers to patient access to marijuana, Fyles said “a number” of Territorians were going to doctors in other states to get prescriptions. The minister attributed the low take up to marijuana medications being expensive, saying a six to eight week course can cost over $750, limited evidence so far for its use in successfully treating different medical conditions or on effective dosages, a lack of doctors registered to prescribe, and the ease of access to illegal marijuana. The Northern Territory example mirrors many of the comments being sent to the inquiry, which is codifying complaints that have lingered around the sector since its inception in 2016. The Medical Cannabis Users Association (MCUA) notes that almost four years […]