AMCA recognises that several companies in Australia are providing compassionate access supply of medicinal cannabis to patients in need. 

However, there is need for a scheme to provide a coordinated approach to build and distribute a larger supply to patients-in-need Australia-wide.  

AMCA has now finished piloting its national compassionate access scheme (COMPASS) and now invites medicinal cannabis producers to donate goods or funds to ensure supply for patients unable to afford their treatment. Please scroll down to register your expression of interest in being a COMPASS industry donor.  

If you are a patient, please ask your clinician to contact us if they are prepared to apply for compassionate access for you.

Letter from the Minister for Health and AMCA's response

Last November, a group of AMCA Board Directors and Ambassadors visited the Hon Mark Butler to request seed funding to enable the COMPASS compassionate access scheme to start. Unfortunately, although we were encouraged by that meeting, the Minister failed to provide for such funding in the May budget. AMCA received a formal letter declining funding earlier this month and we have replied to him. Links to the two letters are below:

We shall continue to work with the Parliamentary Friends of Medicinal Cannabis (PFMC) to lobby the government to support what the government was asked to do in the report of the Senate Inquiry of 2020. Please click the button below to see the full Senate Inquiry 2020 report.

Senate Inquiry 2020 report