Sydney-based individual fined $10,656 for alleged unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis

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Mirage News reports The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), part of the Department of Health, has issued four infringement notices totalling $10,656 to a Sydney-based individual, for alleged unlawful advertising of Cannabidiol Oil in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The TGA on a number of occasions raised concerns with the individual that they could not make reference to the substance Cannabidiol (CBD) in the advertising of CBD Oil or other medicinal cannabis products. This is because CBD (and goods containing CBD) is included in Schedule 3, 4 or 8 of the current Poisons Standard and cannot be advertised to the public unless the substance is also included in Appendix H of the Poisons Standard. The Act prohibits consumer advertising of substances included in Schedule 3 (pharmacist only medicine) of the Poisons Standard unless the substance is also listed in Appendix H. Substances included in Schedule 4 (prescription only medicine) or Schedule 8 (controlled drug) of the Poisons Standard cannot be advertised to consumers. It is also alleged that the CBD oil that was advertised was not entered, at the time of advertising, in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The Act prohibits consumer advertising of therapeutic goods that are not entered into the ARTG, unless a specific exemption, approval or authority applies (which had not occurred). It is alleged that the individual referred to a prohibited representation in the website advertising of the CBD oil as a treatment for “cancerous tumours”. The Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code specifies that representations relating to the treatment, cure, prevention or diagnosis (including screening) of neoplastic diseases, including all types of cancer, are prohibited representations. The alleged advertising, on the individual’s website, also included a restricted representation in relation to Alzheimer’s Disease. Any claims or references to treating a serious form of a disease, condition, ailment or defect…

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