Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners
Evidence-based education, guidelines, information and peer support for health care practitioners
Become a member of the ANZCCP for exclusive benefits
Register for our Authorised Prescriber Course
Our course is delivered online through a series of self paced modules designed by our expert ANZCCP founding members. The course aims to equip doctors with the required knowledge to become cannabinoid authorised prescribers with the TGA and deliver a high level of care for their patients.
It covers cannabinoid medicine principles from basics to advanced with the latest cannabinoid research dissected and our first hand experience shared giving prescribing doctors a wide range of knowledge on the topic.
Enrolment is open to Australian and New Zealand registered doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Course enrolments also gain access to the members area including forums and grand rounds.
Successful completion will be one of the requirements under the ANZCCP HREC AP approval pathway.
To provide health care practitioners with the knowledge they require to prescribe medicinal cannabis safely and effectively
- The history of cannabis
- The cannabis plant
- The endocannabinoid system
- Phytocannabinoids/ terpenes/ whole plant medicine
- Main indications
- Cancer pain and symptoms
- Safety considerations
- Side effects and relative and absolute contraindications
- Drug interactions/ Safety
- Prescribing – Practical Considerations
- Choosing a product / categories
- Dosing and titrations
- Access pathways
- SAS B
- The AP approval- how to use it appropriately
Join Our Upcoming Grand Rounds
Our next Ground Rounds is on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at 7pm AEDT
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Our Mission & Vision
The ANZCCP is a professional membership body for cannabinoid medicine practitioners. Our vision is to guide the practice of Cannabinoid Medicine and better the lives of patients.
Dr Orit Holtzman
Dr Orit Holtzman holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from the University of Tel Aviv (Summa Cum Laude), a PhD in neuroscience from the University of NSW and an MBBS from the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
She is the Co-founder and Director of Leura Wellness, where she practices functional medicine with a focus on cannabinoid medicine and is the Co-Founder and President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners (ANZCCP). Dr Holtzman is one of Australia’s most experienced medicinal cannabis prescribers and educators. She is a TGA approved medicinal cannabis authorised prescriber for multiple indications.
Dr Gull Herzberg
Gull has been working as an Integrative medical practitioner for over 15 years. He has always been keen to explore investigative and therapeutic avenues complementary to those regularly used by his medical colleagues. Gull has treated over 300 patients with medicinal cannabis for a range of conditions including chronic pain, MS and spasticity related symptoms, neuropathic pain, sleep disturbances, CINV and PTSD.
Dr John Teh
Founding Board Member
Dr John Teh Medical Director and Educator of PlantMed Medical Cannabis Clinic has been working within the Medicinal Cannabis industry since the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use in Australia in February 2016.
Dr Imran Khan
Founding Board Member
Dr Imran Khan completed his medical training at The Sheffield School of Medicine (UK) in 2001. He has held clinical leadership roles in the UK, Australia & Qatar and is currently the Medical Director of Warringah Medical Centre (NSW). He is a UK trained Family Medical Practitioner, an advocate for the therapeutic use of medicinal cannabis. He is an ‘Authorised Prescriber’ of medicinal cannabis (approved by the TGA) and an educator in the field.