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Safe and efficient dosing with medical cannabis – How technology may help

Following a medication regimen means taking the right medication dose at the right time, in the right way and frequency. Irrespective of disease or health condition, medication adherence is important because it contributes to improved health outcomes in patients. Poor adherence could worsen a person’s disease or condition, leading to diminished quality of life, hospitalisation or even death. In the event that a patient, prescribing health practitioner or pharmacist doesn’t know the right dose for a medication, what then? This question is an important unresolved issue confronting the medical cannabis industry. What is the safest dose of medical cannabis to…

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Natural Healing Benefits and Applications of Medical Cannabis in Australia

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains CBD, a non-psychoactive compound and should not be confused with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabis compound which gives users that “high” or psychoactive effect. Although THC has its own set of health benefits, a majority of the health benefits from the cannabis plant are derived from their potent CBD concentration.  To clear a major misconception among the general public, the effects of CBD are different from THC. As mentioned earlier, it is a non-psychoactive substance. Hence, it does not give that “natural high” to users.…

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Do Australians Benefit from Medical Cannabis Use?

The popularity of medical cannabis has skyrocketed in recent years, and for good reason. The world is now discovering the amazing effects of cannabis on health and wellness. The major benefit of medical cannabis to its supporters come from its psychoactive qualities.  The stigma surrounding cannabis is slowly fading into history. Since the Australian government legalised medical cannabis in 2016, medical practitioners across the country have become more open to using cannabis in the treatment and management of a variety of diseases or conditions. It will still be a long way to go before people gain a deeper understanding about…

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The Top 3 Medical Conditions Treated with Cannabis

The support to use medical-grade cannabis has skyrocketed in Australia after its legalisation in February 2016. The ever-growing body of research that proves the therapeutic benefits of cannabis has garnered a huge following among patients that are seeking effective treatment for medical conditions including cancer, depression, HIV/AIDS and epilepsy, to name a few.  If you are suffering from an illness or disease and are wondering if medical cannabis is right for you, we have enumerated three common conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis.  Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is a medical condition that affects the brain and spinal cord…

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The Most Recognised Medical Conditions Treated with Cannabis in Australia

A growing number of Australians are using medical cannabis to treat diseases amd conditions. Since the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has relaxed its restrictions on the prescription of medical cannabis in 2018, patients and healthcare professionals are now considering medical cannabis as a treatment option.  The legalisation of medical cannabis means cannabis is a popular treatment option for thousands of Australians. Individuals suffering from certain medical conditions can now see doctors who are authorised to dispense and prescribe medical cannabis. Self-medication and illegal purchase are expected to reduce over time due to legalisation, resulting in safe and effective use of…

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Most Common Indications for Medical Cannabis Treatment in Australia

Access to medical-grade cannabis is legal for patients with a current prescription approved by the Australian government. There are several types of medical cannabis available although access and purchase are tightly regulated as research into the efficacy and safety of medical cannabis in the treatment of medical conditions and ailments are still ongoing.  Medical-Grade Cannabis in Australia Under Australian law, medical-grade cannabis oil and other medical-grade cannabis products shall only be available to individuals who have valid and verified prescription from doctors who are licensed and registered with both State and Federal levels of Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). If you…

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