Frequently Asked Questions

The laws for buying and using weed in Australia have changed a lot in recent years. Especially in the ACT where you are even allowed to grow a small amount of cannabis in your own backyard!

Many Australians are growing curious about buying and using weed throughout the country. We at Buy Weed Australia, are here to help soothe your curiosity. So, without further ado, we present answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

FAQs Buy Weed Australia

Q: Is weed legal in Australia?

Across the country, by federal law, weed (cannabis) can be accessed for medicinal use. In most states, you can only have access to weed if you speak with a registered doctor, receive a prescription, and register with a Special Access Scheme. With this, you are free to use medicinal cannabis at home to treat many conditions such as insomnia, autism, back pain, or post-traumatic stress disorder.  

If you live in the Australian Capital Territory, the laws are more relaxed, and you can have small amounts of weed for personal use. 

Q: How do I get medical marijuana in Australia?

In Australia, medical marijuana can be accessed with authorisation from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). All you have to do is visit a registered doctor or medical practitioner. After a discussion and agreement about using medicinal cannabis to treat your symptoms or conditions, the doctor will complete all the necessary applications. These applications will be for approval to allow you to purchase and use medicinal cannabis at home. 

The doctor considers the following to see whether medical marijuana is a good option for you:

  • Your personal medical history
  • What conditions and/or symptoms you are currently suffering from
  • How long you have had these conditions/symptoms
  • What medications you are taking
  • Whether you have any history of drug dependence or substance abuse
  • Your family’s health history

It usually only takes about two business days for the TGA to review your application and decide whether you can access medical marijuana to treat your condition.

Q: How do I get medical marijuana in Australia?

Medicinal marijuana is not at all covered by Medicare. In certain states, there are compassionate access schemes that can pay for filling some or all your weed prescription. Please note, that these schemes may only apply to a select few such as children with epilepsy.

Most Australians will have to pay out of their pocket to fill their medicinal marijuana prescriptions.

Q: What are the health benefits of weed?

The health benefits of weed and how well it works will depend on the strain/product you are using. Here at Buy Weed Australia, there are plenty to choose from. For most, here are some of the many medicinal uses of weed/marijuana:

  • Pain relief
  • Reducing nausea or vomiting
  • Acting as a sleep aid for those with insomnia or parasomnia
  • Improving appetite
  • Controlling muscle spasms

For many Australians, this is what medical marijuana can be prescribed for:

  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alzheimer’s

Q: What are the side effects of medical marijuana?

Like with any form of drug or medication, there will naturally be some side effects that some may be affected by. Here are a few of the known side effects of medical marijuana:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Confusion
  • Eye irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations/rapid heartbeat


Marijuana does not affect every person the same way. The side effects or benefits you experience may not be the same as another person that is using medicinal cannabis. Talk to your doctor to find out what side effects and benefits are known to people in a similar condition.

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