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New booklets to remove the mystery regarding medicinal cannabis for patients, doctors

Information booklets on medicinal cannabis, which aim to make it easier for doctors to prescribe the controversial drug, have been released.

Advocates have placed part of the blame on the low adoption of medicinal cannabis products on most doctors having little knowledge about it.

Information pamphlets on medicinal cannabis are now available. Photo: Max Mason Hubers While experts believe up to 100,000 Australians are using cannabis to treat their medical conditions, only about 150 are doing so legally. The Turnbull government on Friday released five disease-specific booklets based on the most up-to-date evidence for doctors when considering the treatment.