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What is plant based therapy medicine?

Plant based therapy medicine, also referred to as plant-based medicine, medical cannabis or medical marijuana, entails the utilisation of compounds derived from the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids, for the purpose of relieving the symptoms of a variety of conditions. Although plant based therapy medicine is not a cure for any specific condition, it can mitigate a wide range of symptoms, including chronic pain, nausea, muscle spasms, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, symptoms associated with cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Plant based therapy medicine come in various forms, such as dried flowers, edibles, oils, tinctures, and vaping products. The choice of how to administer plant based therapy medicine should be based on individual preferences and the specific condition being treated. For instance, some individuals may find that smoking or vaping dried cannabis flowers provides rapid relief due to its quick onset, while others may favour edibles or oils for a slower but longer-lasting effect.

It’s important to be aware that plant medicine can lead to a range of side effects, including dry mouth, dizziness, anxiety, paranoia, diminished coordination, difficulty focusing, increased heart rate, and bloodshot eyes. The severity of these side effects may vary based on factors like the individual’s response, the dosage of cannabis, and the method of consumption. Starting with a low dose and gradually adjusting it as needed is advisable. Additionally, it’s important to note that driving with THC in one’s system is currently illegal in Australia due to its potential impairment effects.

Given the multitude of variables influencing the suitability and effectiveness of plant based therapy medicine for each individual, consulting with a medical professional is of paramount importance to determine whether plant medicine may be a suitable option.