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Just a handful of doctors have prescribed medicinal cannabis in Queensland

Medicinal cannabis is now legal in Queensland but only a handful of doctors have taken up the opportunity to prescribe it.

Health Minister Cameron Dick said there had been 10 applications for single-patient prescribers for medicinal cannabis.

Only a handful of Queensland doctors are registered to prescribe medicinal cannabis. Photo: Getty Images

"Four have been approved and six are pending," Mr Dick said, during the sixth day of budget estimates hearings.