The endocannabinoid system is an active and complex cell signalling network. It involves a combination of endocannabinoids, enzymes, and cannabinoid receptors that help regulate several functions in the human body. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, but so far we know it plays a role in regulating … Read more


Cannabis contains chemicals called phytocannabinoids (‘phyto’ is a Greek word meaning ‘of a plant’). There are more than 100 different types of phytocannabinoids which are commonly referred to simply as ‘cannabinoids’. Two of the most common cannabinoids used in medicinal cannabis are: THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol) may be used to reduce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, pain … Read more

Presentation of Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis is available in different presentations and different combinations of CBD and THC. The common presentations are:  Oils Capsules/Gels Sprays Flowers There are 5 categories of Medical Cannabis: Category 1 – CBD>98% Category 2 – CBD between 60-98% Category 3 – CBD between 40-60% Category 4 – THC 60-98% Category 5 – THC >98% … Read more

How to take Medical Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis products can be taken in several ways:  Spray: When sprayed into the mouth or under the tongue, medicinal cannabis can start to take effect between 10 minutes and 90 minutes, and effects are usually strongest after 2–4 hours. Using a spray may make it easier to get the right dose (amount) of cannabis … Read more

Medical Dosing - Start Low

Medical Cannabis is a snail race. It takes 4-6 weeks to optimise your dose and may take 3-6 months to get the correct combination for your body and your medical condition. The slower you go the more effective and pleasant the experience. If you are prescribed Medical Cannabis, how much you consume and how quickly … Read more

Side effects of medical cannabis

The known side effects from medicinal cannabis treatment include, but are not limited to: Fatigue Sedation Dizziness Confusion Hallucinations Delusions Nausea Vomiting Fever Decreased or increased appetite Dry mouth Diarrhoea Products high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been associated with feeling ‘high’ or feeling dissatisfied, depression, confusion, hallucinations, paranoid delusions, psychosis, and cognitive distortion (having thoughts … Read more

Will DVA cover my Medical Cannabis costs

The DVA subsidises medical cannabis treatment for eligible veterans through an approval process called VAPAC (Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Advisory Centre).  Each case is assessed on its own merits and DVA has previously refused to subsidise veteran patients for PTSD and anxiety despite Specialist support.  The process for DVA approval and renewal is as follows Register … Read more

Why Medical Cannabis

Cannabis – a flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family and one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants – has been used by humans for multiple purposes over thousands of years. Cannabis contains chemicals called phytocannabinoids (‘phyto’ is a Greek word meaning ‘of a plant’). Cannabinoids can also be found within the human body (endocannabinoids) and … Read more

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