Natural Therapies

Access and Regulations in New South Wales

Natural Therapies in New South Wales

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drive as a medicinal cannabis patient in New South Wales?

It is illegal to drive in NSW 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 medicinal cannabis treatments that can cause impairment.This means that even if you no longer feel impaired by the treatment, you could still face charges of drug driving if caught with any THC in your system.If your medication contains CBD only, you can drive legally. Remember to always pay attention to the effects you experience while taking your medication, even if it does not contain THC, and ensure you aren’t driving while impaired. Learn more about driving regulations here.

Is medicinal cannabis legal in New South Wales?

In NSW, medicinal cannabis has been legal since 2016. Medicinal cannabis is legally accessible through prescriptions from certified doctors. These doctors, 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.

Can I get a Polln consultation consultation in regional New South Wales?

Yes. Because all of our consultations are conducted via telehealth (video), you can have a consultation with one of our qualified doctors 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 New South Wales.

Who are Authorised Prescribers in Sydney?

Doctors and nurse practitioners in Sydney and New South Wales 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.

Getting started is simple

Step 1

Sign Up

Create an account and book a consultation, no referral required.

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Call 1300 176 556 to book over the phone.

Step 2

Talk to a Doctor

Spend 30 minutes with an expert doctor to find out if natural therapies are right for you.

Same-day, after-hours and weekend appointments available.

Step 3

Express Delivery

If eligible, get a personalised prescription and easily order your medication online.

All orders are sent to your door by Registered Express Post.

Step 4

Compassionate Care

We go above and beyond to provide complimentary nurse and care team support.

We’re here for you every step of the way.

Why choose Polln?

Our doctors are experts in chronic conditions and natural therapies

Every Polln doctor is an Authorised Prescriber with detailed knowledge on how natural therapies work with the human body and with different medical conditions. Our expert doctors 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’re upfront about our pricing

We heard what patients in Australia had to say about being charged inconsistently and above RRP for their medication. 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 our 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 terms.

We express post your medication direct to you

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

Our dedicated 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.

Ready to start feeling better, naturally?

Doctors available same day, after hours and weekends. Get above & beyond care on your schedule.

Am I eligible for natural therapies?

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?

Find out if natural therapies are right for you with a free discovery call with our clinic nurse.