The Therapeutic Goods Administration approved 6,126 medicinal cannabis prescriptions in January, almost double that of a year ago.

It is the third time SAS-B approvals have exceeded 6,000 in the past five months.

SAS-B approvals over the past 12 months

The TGA approved 57,781 prescriptions in 2020 – a number expected to be comfortably beaten this year – including 3,148 in January.

The number of Approved Prescribers climbed from 182 at the end of December to 196 at the end of January.

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