ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel

ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel - Expressions of Interest

The ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified experts who are cognisant of the effects, risks, cultivation and analysis of cannabis to fill positions on the ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel (the Panel).

The Panel is being established to provide critical clinical advice to the ACT Medicines Advisory Committee and ACT Chief Health Officer on issues relating to medicinal cannabis including appropriate conditions, dose, form, mode of administration and strength.

A separate committee, to provide advice to government on the broader economic, legal, research and social issues related to the introduction of a medicinal cannabis scheme in the Australian Capital Territory, will be calling for expressions of interest early in 2017.

Those with expertise or specialist experience in the following areas are welcome to apply for membership of the Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel:

  • Toxicology;
  • Pharmacology and drug dosing;
  • Pain management;
  • Palliative care; and
  • General Practice.
  • A current member of the ACT Medicines Advisory Committee is also welcome to apply.

A connection and commitment to the ACT is desired. Members will be appointed following due consideration of clinical skills and/or knowledge, capacity to make a contribution and clinical influence.

Remuneration in the form of a daily fee will be offered to the successful applicants. The Panel is expected to meet at least bimonthly.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an EOI of no longer than two pages detailing their professional experience as it relates to cannabis. Candidates should also attach a short curriculum vitae and bio detailing experience and all appointments or employment held. Submissions should be in writing by close of business on Friday 10 February 2017.

Further information about the Panel is available from the Secretariat.

Please email expressions of interest to the Secretariat at: or post to:

ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel Secretariat
c/- Population Health Prevention and Protection
ACT Health Directorate
GPO Box 825

Any queries can be directed to the Secretariat at the above mentioned email address.


GPO Box 825 Canberra ACT 2601 | phone: 132281 |