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Medical Cannabis is legal and with a prescription you can buy Medicinal Marijuana in various forms. Learn where you can buy Medical Cannabis.
The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act of 2016 came into effect and allowed general practitioners to prescribe medicinal marijuana to patients. However, an exception to this rule is the requirement for special approval for children under 16 and patients with a history of drug abuse.
5 General Steps to Accessing prescription based medicinal cannabis treatment
) Talk to your treating general practitioner (GP) about whether medicinal cannabis may be suitable as a treatment.
) The patient will be required to give informed consent and sign they are aware of the effects of THC and the laws against operating heavy machinery if medical cannabis contains primarily THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) rather than CBD Cannabidiol.
) If your GP believes that cannabis will be an effective addition to your treatment, they can contact the Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for approval to allow the supply of the product.
) Upon approval, you will need to see your doctor to schedule an appointment to a special access clinic. The clinic makes sure the dosing of the medication is adequate for your health needs and symptom relief.
) The GP will also need to arrange for a pharmacy to dispense the medication to you within your local area.
Where can you get medical cannabis treatment in Australia?
The Narcotic Drugs Amendment Act of 2016 came into effect and allowing some states to have general practitioners and/or specialist to prescribe medicinal marijuana to patients. However, nation wide exception to this rule is the requirement for special approval for children under 16 and patients with a history of drug abuse.
How much will I need to take to feel an effect?
Dosages of medical cannabis as low as 2.5–3mg (and higher), can be associated with a therapeutic benefit. However, the higher the dosage, the greater the psychoactivity. Patients should be aiming at the lowest possible dose, primarily in the in products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) & Cannabinol (CBN). Cannabidiol (CBD), unlike THC & CBN, is non-psychoactive.
An Example Product in Dripper Form.
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