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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 whole 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 pyschoactive qualities. 

The stigma surrounding cannabis is slowly fading into oblivion. Since the Australian government legalised medical cannabis in 2016, medical practitioners across territories have become more open to utilising cannabis’ therapeutic properties in the treatment and management of a variety of illnesses. It will still be a long way to go before people gain a deeper understanding about medical cannabis, but thousands of Australians are now using medical cannabis and similar products in easing pain.

If you’re one of the many consumers who want to try out medical cannabis, you need to educate yourself first. As it is a relatively new product, it is best to equip yourself with ample knowledge to arrive at a wise buying decision. 

The Medical Benefits of Cannabis

First of all, medical cannabis boasts of powerful antioxidant qualities, thus making it an excellent dietary supplement. The many positive effects of medical cannabis requires an understanding of how medical cannabis works.. 

The therapeutic component of cannabis, cannabidiol is mostly found in the interior resin glands of the cannabis plant. CBD is a cannabinoid, a chemical compound that acts as an agonist. Its main function is to bind to specific receptors on human cells called cannabinoid receptors. A majority of cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system, whilst the rest are scattered across various organ systems including the digestive tract, integumentary system, and reproductive organs just to name a few. 

Think of cannabinoids as keys that unlock cannabinoid receptors. In order for the cannabinoid receptors to work as they should, cannabis consumption is a must. The network of cannabinoid receptors is collectively referred to as the endocannabinoid system. 

The endocannabinoid system produces many key proteins in the body. This neurotransmitter system is involved in numerous integral functions such as:

  • memory
  • mood 
  • motor control
  • immune system functioning 
  • fertility
  • pain perception
  • sleep patterns
  • appetite
  • bone growth and development

The cannabinoid receptors that release proteins have four primary functions:

  • stress recovery
  • immune balance
  • optimum energy balance
  • neuroprotective functions

With this mechanism of action, it now becomes clear why medical cannabis is prescribed in the treatment and management of the following conditions:

  • Pain relief in certain types of cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Loss of appetite
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Wasting syndrome

Now that you have an idea of what medical cannabis offer to you and your health, it’s time for you to give us a call today on +61 2 8074 4874.