CBD Oil Sydney

In recent years, there has been a surge in interest surrounding CBD oil and other medical cannabis products among patients in Sydney. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the legality and availability of CBD oil in Sydney, Australia, as well as guidance on how patients can access these medications through telemedicine services such as Chronic Therapy.



What is CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant, specifically in both cannabis sativa and hemp plants. CBD oil is derived from these plants and is known for its potential health benefits without the psychoactive effects commonly associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD oil is typically extracted from hemp plants, which have a higher CBD content and lower THC levels compared to marijuana plants.

The therapeutic benefits of CBD oil are due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining balance and regulating various bodily functions, such as pain, mood, appetite, and immune system response. CBD oil has been used to treat symptoms of various medical conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and insomnia. However, it's important to note that CBD oil isn't generally recommended as an initial treatment and more clinical trials are needed to fully understand the extent of CBD oil's therapeutic potential.




Is CBD oil legal in Sydney, Australia?

CBD oil is legal in Sydney and throughout Australia, provided it meets specific criteria. In Australia, CBD oil is classified as a Schedule 4 prescription medication, meaning it can only be accessed with a valid prescription from an AHPRA-registered medical practitioner. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) oversees the regulation and approval of CBD oil and other cannabis medications in Australia.

In order to legally buy CBD oil online or in-person, patients must obtain a prescription. Doctors can do this by applying on a per script basis through the Special Access Scheme (SAS). Approvals take a few business days for each script.

Alternatively doctors can do additional training and become Authorised Prescribers for cannabis medications. Becoming an authorised prescriber allows doctors to write prescriptions during the consultation, which allows their patients to receive the medication around one week earlier.

All Chronic Therapy doctors are authorised prescribers for cannabis medications.



What Cannabis medications are available in Sydney?

Patients in Sydney can access various forms of medicinal cannabis products with a prescription, including:

  • Medical Cannabis oil (CBD oil, THC oil and various ratios of CBD/THC)
  • Gummies
  • Vape Cartridges (CBD and THC)
  • Medicinal marijuana (weed)

It's essential to note that there are a variety of legal CBD products available with a prescription that are high in CBD, with either no or low dose of THC. Click here to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of medication.



Eligibility for Prescription CBD Oil in Sydney

To be eligible for prescription CBD oil in Sydney, patients must have a medical condition that has not responded adequately to conventional treatments and is believed to benefit from the use of CBD oil. Some common conditions for which CBD oil may be prescribed include chronic non-cancer pain, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, and insomnia, among others.

A registered medical practitioner, such as a Chronic Therapy doctor, will assess the patient's health condition, medical history, and the potential benefits and risks of CBD oil during an initial consultation. If the doctor determines that CBD oil is an appropriate treatment option, they will write a prescription and provide guidance on how to use the medication safely and effectively. It is important to note that eligibility for prescription CBD oil may vary on a case-by-case basis, and the final decision lies with the assessing medical professional.

We would recommend filling out our free online pre-screening if you believe that cannabis medications would help your condition. This questionnaire has been created by our team of doctors to screen potential patients for suitability to cannabis medications.


CBD Oil Doctors in Sydney?

Any AHPRA-registered doctor can prescribe CBD oil and other medicinal cannabis products in Sydney. All doctors can do this on a per-script basis after obtaining approval from the Department of Health through the Special Access Scheme (SAS). This process normally takes a few business days for approval and requires the doctor to fill out forms and learn a new process.

However, some doctors, like those at Chronic Therapy, are Authorised Prescribers for cannabis medications. This allows them to write prescriptions for cannabis medications during the consultation.

Chronic Therapy has simplified the process for eligible patients to access cannabis medications in Sydney. Chronic Therapy connects patients with doctors who can screen them for suitability to use cannabis medications. Once approved, patients receive electronic prescriptions, which can be filled at partnered pharmacies that send the medication directly to the patient's home. This streamlined process allows patients to access consultation and medication from the comfort of their homes in Sydney.

Click here to book a teleconsultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor today.


Buy CBD Oil in Sydney

With an electronic prescription, patients can buy CBD oil legally from any cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Sydney. It is important to note that the price of the same CBD oil varies significantly between pharmacies in Sydney.

However, Chronic Therapy offers a convenient alternative to ensure you receive your medication quickly and at a competitive price. After your teleconsultation, Chronic Therapy will send you a link to purchase the medication online through a recommended pharmacy.

These pharmacies use express postage, which often means next-day delivery for Sydney residents. By purchasing through an affiliated pharmacy, you can avoid the significant mark-ups often associated with cannabis medications at other pharmacies, ensuring you receive your CBD oil in a timely and cost-effective manner. All medications are sent with discrete packaging.



Differences Between Available CBD oil in Australia

1. Type of CBD oil: Isolate, broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD oil.

2. Concentration and quantity of CBD

3. Concentration and quantity of THC

4. Total cannabinoid content and terpene concentrations within the oil.

5. Carrier oil used

6. Price of the cannabis oil

7. Prescription grade vs black market

There are a number of differences between CBD oils in Australia. We would recommend reading our CBD oil Guide to learn more.


Prescription CBD Oil vs Black Market

Understanding the differences between legal prescription CBD oil and black market products is crucial for patients to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their medication. One significant issue with black market CBD oils is the incorrect quantities of CBD and THC they may contain.

In some instances, these products may be sold as hemp seed oil, which has only trace amounts of CBD. In other cases, they may be sold as isolate CBD oil while actually containing THC. This poses a huge risk for unsuspecting consumers who might drive or operate machinery under the assumption that they have not consumed any THC.

Prescription CBD oil, on the other hand, is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), ensuring that products meet strict quality standards and contain accurate concentrations of active ingredients, such as CBD and THC. The TGA also requires that prescription CBD oil be tested for contaminants like heavy metals, which could pose health risks if present in high concentrations. This testing ensures that patients receive safe and effective medication.

While prescription CBD oil is legal, obtaining it without a prescription is illegal. Patients who have a prescription for CBD oil are allowed to travel domestically within Australia and to numerous countries globally with their cannabis oil. By opting for prescription CBD oil over black market products, patients can be confident in the safety, quality, and legality of their medication.



Conclusion

CBD oil and other medical cannabis products are legally available in Sydney for patients with a valid prescription. It is essential to obtain these medications through a licenced Australian Pharmacy, to ensure the safety and efficacy of the medicinal cannabis product. By using telemedicine services like Chronic Therapy, eligible patients can access consultation and medication from the comfort of their homes in Sydney.

If you believe that CBD oil may be beneficial for your health or that of a loved one, consider booking a teleconsultation with a qualified doctor through Chronic Therapy. These medical professionals can evaluate your eligibility for CBD oil and, if appropriate, provide a prescription for a safe, legal, and effective medicinal cannabis product. By utilizing telemedicine services like Chronic Therapy, eligible patients can experience a seamless process, accessing consultation and medication from the comfort of their homes in Sydney.



Conclusion: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. While CBD is legal in Sydney, it is important to speak to a licensed doctor before using any medication.

At Chronic Therapy, our doctors diligently evaluate patients for the appropriateness of cannabis-based medications. Please be aware that scheduling a consultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor does not guarantee the issuance of a prescription.