The specialist will discuss with you all the other treatment options first, before considering a cannabis-based product.
Generally, the more THC the product contains, the greater these risks are.
After taking medical cannabis, it’s possible to develop any of the following side effects:
How do I get a prescription?
And some cannabis-based products are available on prescription as medicinal cannabis. These are only likely to benefit a very small number of patients.
Some products that might claim to be medical cannabis, such as “CBD oil” or hemp oil, are available to buy legally as food supplements from health stores. But there’s no guarantee these are of good quality or provide any health benefits.
If you experience any side effects from medical cannabis, report these to your medical team. You can also report them through the Yellow Card Scheme.
If the above does not apply to you, do not ask a GP for a referral for medical cannabis.
nce a completely banned substance, cannabis has made its way into our everyday lives in the form of CBD oil – extracts taken from the plant parts of hemp that offer relief from a variety of mental and physical health problems without the hard-hitting dosage of full-blown cannabis.
Use the tincture to dispense droplets under your tongue and hold there for 60 seconds before swallowing. This will help the CBD to enter your system and get to work faster.
What exactly is CBD oil?
An effective dose can be anywhere between 5 and 75 mg per day. CBD oil is not addictive and you cannot “overdose” on it, however there can be mild side effects if too much is taken.
A small British brand that’s relatively new to the scene, Bud & Tender use both CO2 and ethanol for extraction and filtration.
The brand is completely transparent about its ingredients and actually offer certified batch reports on their website as well as 24/7 customer service.
When it comes to possible side effects, the medical association fears doctors won’t be able to properly monitor patients when the CBD oil is sold through pharmacies.
“That data, given the industry is so young, isn’t easy to come by.”
Low-dose CBD cannabis oil can be sold in pharmacies from next year.
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According to Cassandra, because the Australian cannabis industry is still so new, they don’t know how effective their low-dose CBD products are and it could take years to get that data.
However, while the laws have been changed so you can buy CBD oil over-the-counter, there are currently no products approved for sale.
“Medical practitioners have only been prescribing CBD products for a few years, the evidence is still emerging, more education around its use is required,” the AMA said.
From early 2021 you’ll technically be allowed to buy low-dose cannabis oil from pharmacies without a prescription.