Daily Light Integral (DLI) & Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation
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Daily Light Integral (DLI) & Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation

As Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation consultants we are often asked what is the minimum Daily Light Integral (DLI) for Medicinal Cannabis cultivation in a greenhouse. Definition of Daily Light Integral (DLI) Daily light integral is a measure of the amount of light received in a particular area over a 24-hour period. DLI can also be defined…

TGA issues new Australian Complementary Medicine Guidelines
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TGA issues new Australian Complementary Medicine Guidelines

Previously we wrote about the TGA planning to revise the complementary medicine guidelines. On the 13 October 2016 the Australian TGA released the sixth version of the Australian regulatory guidelines for complementary medicines ARGCM, Version 6.0, October 2016 this is is the fifth update of the Australian Complementary Medicine Guidelines since 2013. This is This short blog is to draw your attention to…

Booming Complementary Medicines Industry

Booming Complementary Medicines Industry

Fast facts about the Australian Complementary Medicines Industry: Has grown from $2.3 billion to $4.2 billion in just 2 years.* 6,000 direct high value jobs.* Exports to more than 26 countries.* 75 licensed complementary medicines manufacturers. In a recent interview Mr Carl Gibson, Chief Executive Officer Complementary Medicines Australia, said “Over the last two years we have seen…

TGA to revise guides for complementary medicines
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TGA to revise guides for complementary medicines

Guidelines for Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) The Australian Regulatory Guidelines for listed medicines and registered Complementary Medicines was published in May 2020. It replaced ARGCM V8.0. History of the ARGCM The Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) was first published in 2001 to provide information on the supply and use of complementary medicines. The TGA is…

TGA requirements for sampling and testing of complementary medicines
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TGA requirements for sampling and testing of complementary medicines

What the requirements are and how to cost effectively comply The TGA’s code of GMP recommends that all suppliers be qualified – “The process of assessing the reliability of a supplier to consistently provide material of acceptable quality”. For complementary manufacturers with many, many suppliers, qualifying them all is an onerous and expensive exercise. For…