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Many people are trying to buy weed in Sydney. Whether for recreational or medical purposes, buying weed in Sydney is illegal. There is a way to access weed legally in New South Wales, but it is not as simple as walking into a weed dispensary and buying weed outright. The only legal access to weed applies to medicinal cannabis, which involves a visit to a registered medical practitioner.

Research is being conducted across the globe to find out the medicinal use of marijuana and a variety of cannabis products. There is even research being done into our Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which was only just discovered in the 90s while scientists were studying the effects of the cannabis compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that produces the high weed is known for. The ECS uses cannabinoids that are naturally present in our bodies to regulate our sleep, mood, and reproductive function. At least, that is what the current studies suggest.

Another well-known cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD). With the news of CBD becoming a schedule 3 drug, the interest in learning more about CBD has grown. CBD does not have the same euphoric effects as THC, thus, health officials are leaning towards CBD as a possible medical treatment for such things as pain relief and insomnia. For some benefits, CBD needs THC to bind to specific molecules to unlock benefits such as relief from muscle spasticity associated with neurological conditions.

The NSW Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation (CMCR) has been supporting many research efforts on the medicinal use of cannabis in reducing nausea and vomiting, pain relief and as a way of reducing symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

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Weed Laws in NSW

It is illegal to possess, supply or buy weed in Australia and under the NSW Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985, it is prohibited to possess, supply, manufacture, produce and cultivate any cannabis for uses outside of approved research and medicinal use. Owning or being in possession of items for marijuana use such as bongs or a weed vape in Sydney is illegal.

If you are caught as a first-time offender, possessing a small amount of marijuana and or related items, you may only receive a formal caution. There is a limit of two cautions you can receive. Continued or more severe offences could lead to imprisonment.

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Driving on Weed in Sydney

Weed and Driving in NSW

Driving after you have smoked weed or have used any cannabis products is highly dangerous and illegal. Depending on how the cannabis was used, the effects could last for hours and affect your driving. This puts yourself and others at risk.

The THC cannabinoid, which is what causes the high feeling marijuana users enjoy, has been known to be psychoactive with many negative side effects including hallucinations, confusion, vertigo, and other effects that could impair your driving.

Another consideration is the amount of time THC remains in your system after use. Roadside drug testing uses saliva tests to detect the presence of THC. If you are a casual marijuana user, saliva tests can detect THC for about 12 hours and 30 hours for frequent users.  The dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis are increased with other drugs such as alcohol.

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Legally access medicinal cannabis in Sydney

If you want some weed in Sydney, you are fresh out of luck. Especially if you plan to use the drug recreationally.

Medicinal cannabis is another story. You can access cannabis legally in NSW for medical purposes if you apply for the proper approval and have a prescription from a registered medical practitioner. In Australia, the approval for cannabis access is from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). In some situations, to access medical cannabis in Sydney, you also need to apply to NSW Health.

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Legal Cannabis Access through the TGA

Other than Nabiximols, there is no cannabis product on the TGA’s Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which means that medical marijuana is unapproved. If a medicine is an unapproved good the only way to access it is to apply for the Special Access Scheme (SAS) or to have an Authorised Prescriber (AP) provide a prescription.

To apply for SAS and access marijuana for medical reasons, you will have to visit a registered doctor. During their consultation, they will determine whether you’re suited for using medicinal cannabis and if there is enough reason to believe that it could treat your condition or symptoms in any way. The doctor will also inform you of the potential side effects such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Increased/decreased appetite
  • Memory impairment
  • Drowsiness
  • Convulsions

Once you have made an informed decision to use medical marijuana, the doctor will complete the SAS application. If the doctor is an Authorised Prescriber, they can skip this step and prescribe medicinal cannabis to more than one patient.

When to apply to NSW Health for access to medical cannabis

If a medicinal cannabis product is registered, an application to NSW Health for access may not be necessary unless the patient has a record of drug dependency or is under the age of 16.

If the product is unapproved such as a Schedule 8 cannabis medicine (controlled drug), then you will need to apply to the TGA. Again, if the unapproved medical marijuana is being prescribed to a person that is drug dependent or under the age of 16, then you must apply to both the TGA and NSW Health.


Sydney Weed FAQs

Weed is illegal in Sydney. The use, possession, and supply of cannabis in New South Wales are prohibited. There are pathways to legally access medicinal cannabis in Sydney; these pathways are:

  • Special Access Scheme (SAS) – For this access, you can visit any registered doctor, they will apply to the scheme on your behalf. SAS is for the access to medicinal cannabis for an individual patient. If the patient is under the age of 16 or is drug dependent, an application to NSW Health is also necessary.
  • Authorised Prescriber (AP) – To prescribe to multiple patients, a doctor can apply to become an Authorised Prescriber. This allows them to prescribe patients an unapproved drug such as medicinal cannabis without having to apply each patient for SAS
  • Clinical Trial – When prescribing an unapproved medicine, such as medicinal cannabis, for human research, approval is needed from the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and either from the Clinical Trial Notification (CTN) Scheme or Clinical Trial Exemption (CTX) Scheme. An application to NSW Health will also need to be submitted.

There is no legal amount of weed you can possess in NSW as cannabis is an illegal drug. However, if you have been caught with 15 grams or less, you may receive a caution if it is your first offence.

If it is your first time being caught with weed in NSW, you may only receive a caution. Multiple offences can lead to further legal action. For possession of cannabis alone, the maximum penalty is two years of imprisonment.

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