COVID-19 Update - Keeping you informed


COVID-19 Update - Keeping you informed

What is Spectrum Therapeutics Australia – a division of Canopy Growth Corporation - doing to ensure uninterrupted and quality supply in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Canopy Growth Corporation takes the health of its employees, customers, and communities seriously. We are monitoring the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation and continue to make decisions based on the guidance of public health authorities.

Spectrum Therapeutic Australia remains committed to ensuring patients in Australia receive a consistent and quality supply of medical cannabis. We have started by ensuring that our teams responsible for the production, packaging, and shipping of your medication are kept as safe as possible. Operations are continuing, with new procedures to protect our staff and our products, including enhanced screening procedures and protective measures at all facilities. 

There are no changes to the distribution of our medicines. During these unprecedented times, the well-being of our customers and continued availability of our medical cannabis products remains our number one priority.

What can Australian patients do to limit the potential for transmission of COVID-19 as they continue their medicinal cannabis?

The Department of Health have released guidelines to reinforce good hygiene, as well as encouraging Australians to practice social distancing when possible. These guidelines should also be considered when it comes to consumption of medicinal cannabis products.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, including before and after consuming medicinal cannabis products, and after going to the toilet, using alcohol-based hand sanitisers, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
  • All devices used for medicinal cannabis administration should be cleaned regularly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Do not share any dosing aids such as an inhalation device or dosing syringe for cannabis oil.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the most appropriate dose for you. If you are unsure what dose you require, please contact your doctor or pharmacist to discuss. If you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, it is recommended that you obtain medical advice from your doctor immediately. Always check with your doctor before stopping any ongoing medication.
  • If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 for advice.

Where can I get information about Spectrum Therapeutics products?

Spectrum Therapeutics will continue to support healthcare practitioners with clinical information and access to training. Our Medical Science Liaison team is working remotely and are available during business hours, to connect with health care practitioners via phone call, video conference or email. To request for an appointment, contact us here.