Pharmacy 2017-09-27T17:58:44+00:00

The MCMP is currently live for Healthcare Professionals only; registered pharmacies will be contacted directly when the MCMP launches for patients.

The MCMP enables Network Pharmacies to dispense Medicinal Cannabis simply and securely, by ensuring that all regulatory requirements are fulfilled and recorded via an efficient IT enabled process.

All products listed in the MCMP will be accessible through approved wholesalers, ensuring prompt delivery of Medicinal Cannabis products to your patients.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register my pharmacy to the MCMP? 2017-09-04T18:59:33+00:00

Registering to the MCMP is quick and straightforward. Simply click on the Pharmacy MCMP Login button on the main navigation and follow the registration prompts. Alternatively, click here.

You will need to provide some basic information about your pharmacy, including banking details, wholesaler information and the name and AHPRA number of the pharmacist who will be acting as the main contact.

In order to qualify for participation in the MCMP, it is important that you understand that you must comply with all terms and conditions. Please read these carefully; if you have any questions you can contact the MCMP Administration team who will be happy to talk you through the requirements.

A key component of the MCMP is that there is a maximum price that can be charged to patients for each Medicinal Cannabis product. This price list is accessible via the MCMP. Network pharmacies must comply with this requirement; their details will be listed on a public locator, which is accessible by prescribers and patients.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in removal from the MCMP.

Where can I find out more about Medicinal Cannabis? 2017-09-06T17:24:33+00:00

There are a number of links to clinical resources contained within the MCMP that relate to Medicinal Cannabis. We aim to support all registered healthcare providers, doctors and pharmacists, in their continued professional development.

You can also view the regulatory requirements via the Department of Health website for your state/territory:

These links to external websites are not provided or maintained by, or in way affiliated with PharmaPrograms or Sinapse Pty Ltd. PharmaPrograms and Sinapse Pty Ltd do not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any information on these external websites.

How does the MCMP work? 2017-08-30T18:11:26+00:00

All supporting collateral relating to the MCMP can be found here. Please be aware that all material is intended for use by registered Network Pharmacies only, and there is a password required to access this information. If you have misplaced your log in details, please contact the MCMP Administration Team who will be able to assist you.

The MCMP has been designed to help streamline and simplify a complicated and unfamiliar process for pharmacies, prescribers and patients:

For pharmacies who register to the MCMP, we provide support to ensure you comply with all regulatory requirements, as well as enabling direct access to approved suppliers of Medicinal Cannabis products.

We also provide support to doctors who wish to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis to their patients, and the MCMP allows an open dialogue between doctors and pharmacists. This ensures continuity of care for the patient, and valuable assistance in managing their medication.

What requirements do I need to comply with to dispense Medicinal Cannabis? 2017-10-09T07:46:51+00:00

The requirements for the prescription and dispense of Medicinal Cannabis products vary between each state/territory

There are some prerequisites before a prescription can be dispensed. Some approvals from state regulatory authorities may take some weeks for finalisation and we encourage you to complete those steps promptly

When you are presented with a script you must ensure that all appropriate approvals are in place before placing an order with the approved wholesaler.

Please see the below table for appropriate requirements on your state/territory.

  1. There are currently no additional state/territory requirements
    N.B. the Voluntary Undertaking Scheme for controlled medicines may be appropriate in some circumstances

There are currently no additional state/territory requirements

There are currently no additional state requirements for the Northern Territory.

  1. Pharmacy must submit to QLD Health:
    a) an application for approval to dispense Medicinal Cannabis
    b) a Medicinal Cannabis Management Plan
  2. The forms will be generated and pre-filled by the MCMP, which must be signed and sent to to QLD Health via email
  3. QLD Health must approve the application and management plan before the Medicinal Cannabis product can be ordered
  4. The pharmacy will receive notice of the approval of the management plan via email and mail.
  5. The pharmacy must be ready to provide the above approvals, the script and SAS B approval form when ordering from the approved supplier (wholesaler).

There are currently no additional state/territory requirements

There are currently no additional state requirements for Tasmania.

There are currently no additional state/territory requirements

There are currently no additional state/territory requirements

Please note: While PharmaPrograms makes every effort to ensure the MCMP is up to date we also recommend that you familiarise yourself with the requirements applicable to your state/territory.

What do I need to provide to my patients? 2017-09-06T17:26:16+00:00

When a doctor prescribes Medicinal Cannabis, they will select an appropriate Network Pharmacy to dispense the prescription to the patient, and also provide them with a Patient Leaflet document, which will contain their Unique Patient ID.

When the patient presents the script and relevant approvals at your pharmacy, the pharmacist will check all regulatory requirements are in place and will then ask the patient to pay for the medication. Once payment is made the order will be placed and the pharmacist will inform the patient of the expected arrival date of the medicine.

When the medication arrives at the pharmacy, the patient should be contacted via the telephone/email they provided when they were registered in the MCMP.

When they collect the medicine the pharmacist will explain key Quality Use of Medicine (QUM) messages to the patient, and print a copy for reference. A printed copy of this Patient Information Leaflet (QUM) should be given to the patient along with the medication.

Information on the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Course 2017-09-08T17:54:19+00:00
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

The Guild has developed the Medicinal Cannabis Readiness Module and we recommend this be completed by at least one staff member.

The course will be delivered via three online modules and will provide the learner with:

  • The therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis, emerging clinical guidance and clinical trials underway in Australia.
  • The current legal status of medicinal cannabis in all states and territories of Australia.
  • Commonwealth and state specific requirements to prescribe and dispense medicinal cannabis across Australia.
  • Overview of products and modes of administration.
  • Ongoing email updates regarding medicinal cannabis legislation changes in Australia.
  • Supportive tools and resources to prepare your pharmacy to dispense medicinal cannabis.

Course cost is $55 including GST and CPD credits are available.

For more information click here or to register, visit or e-mail