Medical Cannabis Access

Access and Regulations in Queensland

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Medicinal Cannabis in Queensland

Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about medicinal cannabis laws in Queensland? Let's answer some frequently asked questions.

Can I get a Polln consultation in regional Queensland?

Yes. Because all of our consultations are conducted via telehealth (video), you can have a consultation with one of our qualified Cannabis Clinicians from wherever you are in Australia. What’s more, if you receive a prescription, we handle all dispensing and delivery direct to you, anywhere in Australia – including regional Queensland.

Can I drive while taking medicinal cannabis in Queensland?

If your medicinal cannabis treatment contains THC, the answer is no. It is illegal to drive in QLD with any detectable level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in your system, regardless of whether you have a prescription for medicinal cannabis. THC is the intoxicating compound in cannabis that can cause impairment.

This means that even if you no longer feel impaired by the medicinal cannabis, you could still face charges of drug driving if caught with any THC in your system.

However, if your medicinal cannabis treatment contains CBD only, you can drive legally. Your Polln doctor will assist you in finding the right treatment or combination of treatments to suit your lifestyle. They will ensure it aligns with your ability to drive safely and complies with local regulations. Learn more about driving as a medicinal cannabis patient here.

Medical cannabis clinic Brisbane: what should I look for?

When selecting a medicinal cannabis clinic in Brisbane or Queensland, prioritise easy accessibility and doctors with expertise in medical cannabis, like our Polln online clinic. Choose clinics that offer comprehensive, 30-minute consultations, and a product agnostic approach to ensure unbiased recommendations for your medical condition. Ensure quality control and fast delivery options for medication. Finally, check clinic reputation through patient reviews.

CBD oil QLD: how to access CBD Oil in Queensland

Medicinal cannabis, treatments containing cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, are available in QLD with a valid prescription for a qualified doctor. Some of the common formats available are oils, topicals, or dried cannabis flower. Doctors and nurse practitioners in Brisbane and Queensland, like our caring Polln doctors, can prescribe medicinal cannabinoids where clinically appropriate, and if they have received authorisation under the Special Access Scheme or Authorised Prescriber Scheme. From here, Polln can help you access your medication, including CBD oil if prescribed, by delivering it directly to you, wherever you are in Queensland.

Medical cannabis dispensary Brisbane: how can I locate one?

To find a medicinal cannabis dispensary or medicinal cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Brisbane, start by searching well-reviewed or trustworthy dispensaries online or talk to a reputable medicinal cannabis clinic for their recommendations. At Polln, we make accessing plant medicines easier with our online pharmacy and virtual appointments. After your consultation, you can easily order your prescriptions online and your prescribed medication can be conveniently delivered to your door via express post to anywhere in Brisbane or Queensland. Visit the Polln website to learn more about our comprehensive services and seamless delivery options.

Medicinal cannabis Brisbane, QLD: how to access plant medicines in Queensland?

You can access medicinal cannabis (historically referred to as “medical marijuana”) in Queensland by booking a consultation with a specialised medicinal cannabis doctor. Start by conducting an online search to identify reputable medical cannabis clinics in Brisbane or QLD, or specialised online clinics that connect you with Authorised Prescribers who will help assess your eligibility for medicinal cannabis. If your doctor determines that medicinal cannabis is right for you, then you will be written a prescription. The TGA states that to be eligible for plant medicine access in Australia, a patient must:

  • Have a diagnosed chronic condition that has lasted for 3 months or more.
  • Have tried other treatments which were ineffective or caused unwanted side effects.

Polln is a trusted choice for many patients, our online clinic provides highly qualified doctors who specialise in medicinal cannabis and chronic conditions plus online ordering and express delivery Australia-wide, including Brisbane and Queensland.

How to get a medical marijuana card in QLD?

It’s a common misconception that you need to have a medical cannabis, or “medical marijuana” card in Australia. In America, medical cannabis cards (also known as “medical marijuana” cards) are state-issued identification cards that legally show that a patient has the right to obtain, possess, or cultivate cannabis for medical use. Medical cannabis cards are not available, or necessary, in Australia. Your medical cannabis prescription is all the proof you need.

How to get a medical cannabis prescription in Brisbane?

Doctors and nurse practitioners in Brisbane and Queensland, like our caring Polln specialists, can prescribe medicinal cannabis if they believe it is clinically appropriate, and if they have received authorisation under the Special Access Scheme or Authorised Prescriber Scheme. The doctor will assess your medical condition and determine if medicinal cannabis is right for you. If they decide that it is, they will write you a prescription. You can then take the prescription to a medicinal cannabis pharmacy to have it filled.

The TGA states that to be eligible for plant medicine access in Australia, a patient must:

  • Have a diagnosed chronic condition that has lasted for 3 months or more.
  • Have tried other treatments which were ineffective or caused unwanted side effects.

Is cannabis legal in QLD?

There is no current timeline for the legalisation of recreational cannabis in Queensland. The Australian Government has indicated that it is open to considering legislation in the future, but it has not yet made any firm commitments.

Is medicinal cannabis legal in QLD?

In Queensland, medicinal cannabis (historically known as "medicinal marijuana", learn more about the importance of language here) has been legal since 2016. Medicinal cannabis is legally accessible through prescriptions from certified doctors. These healthcare providers, having undergone specific training and registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), can prescribe medicinal cannabis for various medical conditions. Cannabis that is accessed without the guidance of a prescribing doctor, also known as recreational cannabis, is not legal.

Common conditions for which medicinal cannabis is prescribed include:

Chronic pain


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Why do patients choose Polln?

Our doctors are experts in medicinal cannabis and chronic conditions

Every Polln doctor has completed additional training in medicinal cannabis and has detailed knowledge on how these unique plant medicines work with the human body and with different medical conditions. Our Cannabis Clinicians will spend 30 minutes of dedicated 1:1 time with you to ensure that you receive comprehensive care and a tailored treatment plan for your medical condition. We also support all of our doctors in becoming Authorised Prescribers.

We’re upfront about our pricing

Get full transparency over every aspect of your care — from services to prices and care plans. We heard what patients in Australia had to say about being charged inconsistently for medical cannabis treatments. As part of our commitment to care, you’ll never pay dispensing fees or be charged above RRP for your medications. Guaranteed. What’s more, your Initial Consultation is only $110 for 30 minutes of dedicated 1:1 time with your Polln doctor.

We’ve increased consultation availability

No more waiting rooms. No more waiting weeks to see a doctor. We heard our patient community loud and clear. We’ve increased the number of consultations available each week including weekends, after hours, public holidays and same day consultations. So you can manage your health on your schedule.

We express post your medication direct to you

Polln’s medicinal cannabis clinic is fully online, so you don’t even need to go to the pharmacy to fill your script. We’ll handle all dispensing and delivery for you - express, every time. You can have your medications delivered anywhere in Melbourne or Australia. If you want to learn more about how it works, click here.

Our dedicated care team provides ongoing support

Care with Polln doesn’t stop with your consultation. We’re committed to providing high quality, continuous care for every patient. Our Victoria-based Care Team is available to provide complementary support wherever you are on your health journey, just get in touch.

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Am I eligible for medicinal cannabis?

You have a chronic medical condition that has lasted for 3+ months

(some examples of chronic conditions include pain, insomnia, anxiety, endometriosis, PTSD and more)

You have tried other treatments

(for example conventional medication, physiotherapy, psychology or lifestyle changes)

Other treatments haven’t alleviated your symptoms or have had adverse effects, or you are concerned about the side effects of treatments suggested to you.

Not sure if you’re eligible?

To find out if you might be eligible to access medicinal cannabis treatments.