Safe, natural, and effective treatment for many common conditions.
Legal in Australia since 2018, medicinal cannabis is a natural treatment offering relief for patients suffering from chronic health conditions or, in some cases, side effects of essential medications.
While completely natural, medicinal cannabis is highly regulated and produced under strict controls that let you and your doctor be certain of the exact composition of each dose.
And unlike cannabis from illicit sources, this approach keeps you safe by ensuring no harmful chemicals are ever used in the production of your medication.
Take your first step
Tell us about yourself by completing our brief survey and we’ll contact you to discuss your treatment options.
What is medicinal cannabis?
Available in a variety of forms including liquids, lozenges and dried flowers, medicinal cannabis is used around the world for natural and effective relief from pain and management of symptoms.
How does it work?
Cannabis has an effect on the human body because the cannabis plant produces cannabinoids. This is important because humans also produce cannabinoids, and our body has millions of receptors for cannabinoids. The body’s cannabinoid system is called endocannabinoid and those produced by cannabis are known as phyto (plant) cannabinoids.
While the cannabis plant produces up to 100 cannabinoids, our treatment works with the two that offer the most therapeutic benefits:
- Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
THC has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and can prevent and reduce vomiting, reduce muscle spasms and improve sleep and appetite.
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
CBD has a calming effect. CBD can be used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, pain, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, some tumours, and drug dependency.
- When your nose knows
The cannabis plant also includes terpenes, essential oils that produce the smell of cannabis and can enhance the therapeutic effect of treatment. By understanding this natural process, working with a doctor we can help you find comfort at a dose appropriate to your needs.
Cannabinoids work synergistically with each other as well as with the terpenes. There are additive therapeutic benefits when these are combined together THC/CBD rather than each used alone and so most products will be a combination of the two.
Is medicinal cannabis for me?
Cannabis may benefit a range of conditions, with the Therapeutic Goods Administration currently approving its use to treat 35 conditions with more being considered. You must have a condition for which there is evidence that medicinal cannabis would provide benefit in order to qualify to join the treatment program.
You may be eligible for our medicinal cannabis program if you have:
- 1. suffered from a medical condition for longer than 3 months
- 2. tried other treatment options that haven’t work or have avoided other treatment options due to potentially negative side effects.
Is medicinal cannabis safe?
Side effects of medicinal cannabis are usually mild and can be controlled with dosing and management in consultation with a healthcare provider. Like any other medicine, medicinal cannabis may or may not be right for you, which is why it’s important to speak with a doctor experienced in medicinal cannabis treatment.
Medicinal cannabis is not recommended for people with some types of cardiovascular disease and those who have a previous history of a psychotic or concurrent active mood disorder.
Medicinal cannabis is not for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Can I take other medications with medicinal cannabis?
Medicinal cannabis can interact with other medications you may be taking. To find out if your medication is going to interact with medicinal cannabis complete our consultation form at the top of this page and one of our pharmacists will contact you to discuss your specific needs.
How can I access medicinal cannabis?
As medicinal cannabis is a controlled medication in Australia, patients require a prescription from a suitably trained doctor.
We work with a general practitioner experienced in medicinal cannabis to help patients understand if they qualify for treatment.