Medicinal Cannabis and your Doctor
Patients in Australia can now legally Access Medical Cannabis Products
Medical cannabis products in Australia are legal high quality medications. They are prescribed by specialized doctors who have been federally approved. Patients may access medical cannabis products in Australia in one of the three pathways, under the Special Access Scheme through clinical trials or from an Authorised Prescriber.
The cannabis plant furnishes medical cannabis and this medicines can be used to treat the side-effects of a number of other treatments and a variety of conditions.
From the cannabis plant is produced a broad range of products with different properties, considerations and compositions these products are suitable for treating specific conditions and are prescribed by medical professionals.
Within the cannabis plant the principal composition are called cannabinoids and there are over 100 of these medical cannabinoid properties in the cannabis plant. Still much research to be done to understand all of the properties of each of these cannabinoids and more importantly how they work in synergy with each other.
Of the vast array of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant many medicines that create medicinal cannabis contain either or both the two most well known cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Range of medical products available
Because each patient is different and each clinical condition is different there are a vast range of different products designed to treat symptoms. There are many ways to take medicinal cannabis products from capsules to vaporizes to topical treatments.
Based on your needs, your medical practitioner will help decide on what is the most suitable method for your prescription and form of ingestion.
As the Industry is still new in Australia, importing cannabis products from United States, Canada and Europe is the most popular and traditional route. Locally produced products will be coming online in the coming years as cultivators ramp up production and manufacturing. Medicinal Organic Cannabis Australia (MOCA) is a fully licensed importer and wholesaler of medical cannabis products in Australia
It is important to note that in Australia cannabis products are not currently subsidized by the Commonwealth government under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).