Clinical Trials

Medicinal Cannabis and Driving in Australia

Type of Study/Intervention

Non-interventional

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Form of MS

Relapsing MS, Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS

Brief summary

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is conducting a survey to learn more about people who take medical cannabis (with or without a prescription) in terms of the conditions/symptoms they take it for, what they take, how often and what advice they’ve received from medical practitioners and pharamacists about taking medical cannabis and driving. We are also interested in understanding how their use of medical cannabis influences their decisions to drive or not, and if they do drive, how they manage their driving in relation to taking medical cannabis. Information gained from this survey will be used to inform evidence-based policy. The link to the survey is here.

Inclusion criteria

1. Aged 17 or older
2. Have taken medicinal cannabis (that is, cannabis for medicinal purposes with a prescription or without) in the past two years
2. Currently live in Australia
3. Hold a valid motor vehicle licence to drive in Australia (or have held such a licence in the last two years)

Anticipated start date

Recruitment began on August 18th 2021 and is expected to run until the end of October, 2021

Recruitment contacts

Dr Karen Stephan, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Email: Karen.Stephan@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9905 1802

Ms Christine Mulvihill, Research Fellow, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Email: Christine.Mulvihill@monash.edu

Further details

The link to the survey is here.

Further details can be obtained from Dr Karen Stephan Karen.Stephan@monash.edu.

Region

NSW/ACT/SA/VIC/QLD/WA/TAS/NT

Ethics approval

Yes

Last updated

07/10/2021

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