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About Medicinal Cannabis

About Medicinal Cannabis

The world is changing and the acceptance of Cannabis as a legal healing herb in many countries has meant that a lot of information and science on Cannabis is now available. 

Cannabis has been used for healing for thousands of years by peoples across the globe so there is a plethora of information available. Scientific labs and universities all around the world have studied this incredible plant extensively and we'd like to share some of that information here, with you.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabis plants are chemical powerhouses that produce more than 400 different compounds. Of these 400 compounds, more than 60 of them belong specifically to the plant genus Cannabis. These special compounds unique to Cannabis are called “cannabinoid acids”.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system or the endogenous cannabinoid system was named after cannabis because the plant led to the discovery of this crucial physiological system. 

What conditions does it help?

A list of conditions that can be helped with the use of medical cannabis.

What are the benefits?

A break down of some of the benefits of the different types of compounds found in the cannabis plant.

What is the legal situation?

After October 1st 2017 CBD Oil (Full spectrum CBD Oil extract) was classified as Schedule 4. Schedule 4, items must be prescribed and supplied by a Pharmacy. Prescribing Doctors need registration under the Safe Access Scheme. Products need registration with the TGA for use in a particular Therapeutic use.