Medicinal Cannabis Prescribing
Medical cannabis could be an alternative for a number of chronic conditions, where conventional medication has not been so successful.
Patients must be over the age of 18.
Medical cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant and bred to specifically to use the plant’s therapeutic properties to treat a number of chronic conditions. The plant contains over 100 compounds that are called cannabinoids and mimic the naturally occurring cannabinoids found within the human body. The most common and abundant cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is increasing research and clinical evidence indicating that these compounds could help to relieve the symptoms of many chronic conditions. The therapeutic and pain-relieving properties of medical cannabis are the reason why increasing numbers of people consider it as alternative treatment for their ailments.
Medical cannabis does affect every person differently, due to factors such as size, weight, health, dosage, tolerance and age. Medical cannabis does not work for every patient and patients may experience side effects. Medical cannabis in Australia is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and details about cannabis as a scheduled drug can be found on their website.