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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 cannabis as a tried-and-tested drug. 

People with intractable medical conditions may now consider medical cannabis treatment if other treatments fail. 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 (chronic) pain or pain as a symptom of disease, including arthritis, cancer, and neuropathy, among many others. 

According to published research, medical cannabis treatment is an option in the pharmacological management of chronic pain. Individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease also report an increase in comfort of 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, or routines. 

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

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