The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued infringement notices totalling almost A$140,000 to Naturally Elevated and an individual for the alleged unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis on websites and social media pages.

The TGA said the company “allegedly promoted the use or supply of prescription-only medicinal cannabis” and further alleged “the advertisements made unapproved references to the treatment of serious diseases or conditions, known as prohibited and restricted representations”.

Eight infringement notices totalling $132,000 were issued to the company with two more for $6,600 issued to an individual.

The regulator said it issued 101 infringement notices totalling more than $1.29 million in 2022-23 for alleged unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Cannabiz has approached Naturally Elevated for comment.

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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  1. The TGA guidelines are clear – companies that are given fines now are only bringing it upon themselves. Now that the TGA has more resources, following the covid-19 pandemic, and having just reviewed the advertising guidelines, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see more of these coming.