CBD Oil Brisbane

What is CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a component derived from the cannabis plant, is an increasingly popular substance in medical therapies around the world. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another key component of cannabis, CBD does not have psychoactive properties, meaning it does not induce the 'high' often associated with cannabis use [1].

CBD oil has been investigated for its potential in treating a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety, and other neurological disorders [2]. The oil is typically extracted from the plant and then diluted with a carrier oil, like MCT oil, to create CBD oil [3].

It's important to note that the quality and concentration of CBD in CBD oil products can vary greatly. This is due to different extraction methods and the different strains of cannabis used. CBD oils contain differing quantities of THC and other cannabinoids and Terpenes [4].



Is CBD Oil Legal in Brisbane?

As of the date of writing this article, CBD oil is legal in Brisbane, Queensland, under certain conditions. It is classified as a Schedule 4 prescription medication in Australia, meaning it is available on prescription from any doctor registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) [5].

However, the process for prescribing CBD oil is not as straightforward as prescribing most other medicines. Doctors must request approval from the Department of Health via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) on a per-script basis [6]. This scheme allows the import and supply of unregistered medicine, like CBD oil, for a single patient, under the supervision of a medical practitioner [7].

An exception to this process is the Authorised Prescribers, a group of doctors who can prescribe CBD oil without requesting approval for each script. Chronic Therapy doctors are part of this group and can prescribe CBD oil more easily than other doctors [8].



What Cannabis Medications are Available in Brisbane?

A variety of cannabis medications are available in Brisbane with a valid prescription, including CBD oil, gummies, vape cartridges (both CBD and THC), and medicinal marijuana (weed).

Cannabis Oils are a popular form of medicinal cannabis prescribed in Brisbane. CBD oil is often used as an adjunct therapy for various medical conditions such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and anxiety [9].

Gummies are another popular form of cannabis medication. These edibles contain a predetermined amount of CBD and offer a discreet, easy-to-consume alternative to CBD oil [10].

Vape cartridges which contain either CBD or THC, are another option. Vaping is thought to offer a quicker onset of effects compared to other forms of consumption, as the cannabinoids are inhaled and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream [11].

Medical Cannabis (weed) or weed, is more regulated and should only be prescribed for certain conditions. There are a variety of different strains of medical cannabis available with a prescription. [12]. There are now strains of CBD-dominant medical marijuana available to patients living in Brisbane.


CBD Oil Doctor in Brisbane

Chronic Therapy has simplified the process for patients in Brisbane to access cannabis medications, including CBD oil. The telemedicine platform connects patients with doctors for screening and potential prescriptions of cannabis medications.

Patients in Brisbane can book a teleconsultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor, who can assess the patient's medical condition and determine if CBD oil or another form of medicinal cannabis would be a suitable treatment option. If approved, the doctor writes an electronic prescription, which is sent via text message to the patient's mobile phone. This prescription can be used at any cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Australia.

In addition to the prescription service, Chronic Therapy can also arrange for the medications to be delivered to the patient's home in Brisbane with express postage. This ensures that the entire process, from consultation to medication, can be done from the comfort of the patient's home.



Buy CBD Oil in Brisbane

Once a patient has been issued an electronic prescription for CBD oil by a Chronic Therapy doctor, they can purchase their medication from any cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Brisbane. Alternatively, patients can opt for online purchasing and have their medication sent directly to their home in Brisbane with express postage.

Most pharmacies in Brisbane currently have large markups on cannabis medications, making online purchasing a more affordable option for many patients. This process typically takes two business days for the medication to be delivered.

Prescription CBD Oil vs Black Market

When it comes to obtaining CBD oil, there are significant differences between obtaining the product via prescription and buying it from the black market.

Prescription CBD oil is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is held to strict quality and safety standards. This ensures that patients receive a product that is safe, effective, and legal [13]. Furthermore, obtaining CBD oil via prescription means the product's CBD content is guaranteed, and any THC content is within legal limits.

On the other hand, black market CBD oil is not subject to these regulations and safeguards. As a result, there is a higher risk of contamination with harmful substances, variability in the concentration of CBD, and potentially illegal levels of THC [14]. Furthermore, buying CBD oil from the black market is illegal and can result in significant penalties [15].

Given these factors, it is always recommended to obtain CBD oil via a prescription from a registered doctor.


Conclusion

CBD oil has shown promise as a potential treatment for various conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety, and other neurological disorders. Access to this therapeutic product in Brisbane is made simple and efficient by Chronic Therapy's telemedicine platform, which connects patients with authorised prescribers who can prescribe cannabis medications without needing to apply for approval through the Special Access Scheme [16].

However, it is crucial to note that CBD oil, like any medication, should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The appropriate dosage and frequency of use can vary depending on the patient's condition, other medications, and potential side effects.

Patients interested in exploring the potential benefits of CBD oil are encouraged to book a teleconsultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and potential prescription.



Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. While CBD is legal in Brisbane, 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.


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