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The Most Recognised Medical Conditions Treated with Cannabis in Australia

A growing number of Australians are utilising medical cannabis to treat chronic illnesses and eating disorders. Since the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has relaxed its restrictions in the prescription of medical cannabis in 2018, patients and healthcare professionals alike are considering medical cannabis treatment over traditional methods. 

The legalisation of medical cannabis has made it a more popular treatment option for thousands of Australians. Individuals suffering from certain medical conditions can now go to doctors who are authorised to dispense and prescribe medical cannabis. Self-medication and illegal purchase are expected to go down due to its legalisation, resulting in safe and effective use of cannabis as a tried-and-tested drug. 

People with intractable medical conditions may now consider medical cannabis treatment if all else fails. Although there are still ongoing studies to support the potency, efficacy, and safety of cannabis, thousands of Australians are now using it to treat the following: 

  • Chronic pain

People suffering from long-term pain and discomfort brought about by disease processes including arthritis, cancer, and neuropathy among many others. 

According to research medical cannabis treatment is ideal to manage the pain from nerve pain or neuropathy. Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease also report an increase in comfort up to 27% with medical cannabis use. 

Other painful conditions that can benefit from cannbis use are:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine 
  • Multiple sclerosis

Medical cannabis treatment is also being prescribed for Australians who have not found success treating their medical condition with traditional medical procedures, drugs, and routines. 

  • Spasticity from neurological conditions
  • Anorexia
  • Palliative care indications for patients with cancer and AIDs
  • Chemotherapy-induced vomiting and nausea

For further information on the benefits of medical cannabis or if you wish to purchase medical cannabis products, do not hesitate to call us on +61 2 8074 487g today.