Tasmanian Health Department, AusCann in medicinal cannabis deal “The company does not expect it to result in big sales in the near future.”

Here’s what’s being said in local rag the Advocate


Perth-based AusCann Group Holdings Limited told the ASX it had bid successfully for a tender from the Health Department for supply of pre-packaged pharmaceutical products to the Tasmanian Health Service, Ambulance Tasmania and other state government health centres.

The agreement involved oral capsules.

The company does not expect it to result in big sales in the near future.

AucCann – which has a cannabis resin supply deal with Westbury-based Tasmanian Alkaloids – said the deal meant the products could be supplied to THS hospitals, Ambulance Tasmania and other Tasmanian health centres, hospitals or organisations with a contracted pharmacy arrangement with the department, the THS or Ambulance Tasmania, subject to the receipt of official purchase orders.

“With the ongoing changes to the Tasmanian Controlled Access Scheme at present, the quantum of product supplied under this agreement cannot be forecasted and, as such, is not expected to be material in the near term,” AusCann said.

Comment was being sought from the department about its views on medicinal cannabis and the circumstances under which the THS and Ambulance Tasmania would be likely to prescribe it.

The state government in March announced a new access scheme would start on July 1 this year, increasing access to medicinal cannabis, allowing more pharmacies to dispense it and authorising Tasmanian GPs to prescribe it.



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