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Potential risks and side effects

Cannabis use entails potential risks like psychological effects (anxiety, impaired cognition), addiction, impaired coordination, and respiratory issues. It can also impact memory and lead to Cannabis Use Disorder. Cannabis may also interact with medications making it even more important to talk through any other medications you are taking with your

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What Is Medicinal Cannabis?

What is medicinal cannabis? Medical cannabis is the use of the cannabis plant and its cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms. It is not a cure for any disease, but it can be used to relieve symptoms of a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, nausea, anxiety and more.

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Sativa vs Indica

Cannabis strains are categorized as indica, sativa, and hybrid. Each type has distinct effects, with indica strains being more relaxing and sedative, while sativa strains are more energizing and uplifting. Hybrid strains offer a more balanced experience with effects from both. However the strain is not the only important consideration;

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Medicinal Cannabis and Driving

It is currently illegal to drive in Australia with any amount of THC in your system, as it can cause impairment. It is important to know that THC can be detected in saliva for 4-6 hours after use, in blood for up to 7 days, and in urine for up

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What types of medicinal cannabis products are there?

There are many ways to take medicinal cannabis, each with its own effects, benefits, and drawbacks. The most common forms are oils, capsules, and the dry flower. Other methods, such as sublingual strips, oral sprays, suppositories, edibles, topicals, and dabbing, may also be prescribed if your doctor thinks they are

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CBD vs THC: What’s the difference?

CBD is not psychoactive, while THC is. CBD is used to treat pain, anxiety, and insomnia. THC is used to treat chronic pain, nausea, and appetite loss. Both CBD and THC are available by prescription in Australia. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound present in cannabis, known for its diverse

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clinical resources

Useful Links

ACRE LogoThe Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence

Australian Government TGA Logo

TGA – Medicinal cannabis: Information for consumers

Health Direct Logo

Health Direct Medicinal cannabis

Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation Logo

Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation