CBD Oil Perth WA
CBD oil has emerged as an increasingly popular treatment option for a range of medical conditions in Australia. As a Schedule 4 prescription medication, CBD oil can be prescribed by AHPRA-registered doctors in Perth, Western Australia, following approval from the Department of Health through the Special Access Scheme. Chronic Therapy offers a convenient telemedicine platform for patients in Perth to access cannabis medications, including CBD oil, gummies, vape cartridges, and medicinal marijuana. This article will provide an overview of CBD oil, its legality in Perth, and the process for obtaining a prescription.
What is CBD Oil
Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a plant-based medicine derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. It is one of the many cannabinoids found in the plant but does not produce the psychoactive effects typically associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD oil is widely used to treat a range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, epilepsy, and other chronic conditions. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties, and works by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system.
Differences Between CBD Oils
There are several types of CBD oils available, which can vary in terms of extraction methods, carrier oils, and cannabinoid content. The three main types of CBD oils are:
1. Full-spectrum CBD oil: This type of oil contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids naturally present in the cannabis plant, including trace amounts of THC. Full-spectrum CBD oil is believed to provide the greatest therapeutic benefit due to the "entourage effect," where the various compounds work synergistically to enhance their effects.
2. Broad-spectrum CBD oil: Similar to full-spectrum CBD oil, broad-spectrum oil contains a range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids but with the THC removed. This option is suitable for those who wish to avoid THC altogether while still benefiting from the entourage effect.
3. CBD isolate: This type of oil contains only CBD, with all other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids removed. CBD isolate is suitable for those who prefer a pure CBD product without any other cannabis compounds.
Learn more by reading our CBD oil guide. It explains the differences between CBD oils in a lot more detail.
Is CBD Oil Legal in Perth Australia?
CBD oil is legal in Perth and throughout Australia when prescribed by a registered doctor. It is classified as a Schedule 4 prescription medication, meaning it can only be accessed with a valid prescription. Doctors must obtain approval from the Department of Health through the Special Access Scheme before prescribing CBD oil. However, Chronic Therapy doctors are Authorised Prescribers and can prescribe cannabis medications without seeking approval.
It is important to note that driving or operating heavy machinery while under the influence of CBD oil which contains ant THC is illegal, as it can impair attention, reaction times, and overall motor skills. Always consult your prescribing doctor for guidance on using CBD oil safely in these situations.
What Cannabis Medications are Available in Perth?
With a prescription, patients in Perth can access a range of cannabis medications including:
- Cannabis oils
- Vape Cartridges (CBD and THC)
- Medicinal marijuana (weed)
There are a variety of CBD medications currently available to patients living in Perth. Each comes with specific advantages and disadvantages of each type of medicinal cannabis product.
Eligibility for Prescription CBD Oil in Perth
To qualify for prescription CBD oil in Perth, patients should have a medical condition that has not shown satisfactory improvement with traditional treatments and is likely to benefit from CBD oil therapy. Examples of conditions that may warrant the prescription of CBD oil include chronic non-cancer pain, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, and certain sleep disorders, among others.
A registered medical practitioner, such as a doctor from Chronic Therapy, will evaluate the patient's health status, medical history, and the potential advantages and risks of CBD oil during the initial consultation. If the doctor concludes that CBD oil is a suitable treatment option, they will prescribe medical cannabis products and offer guidance on the safe and effective use of the medication. It is crucial to note that eligibility for prescription CBD oil can vary on an individual basis, and the ultimate decision rests with the evaluating medical professional.
CBD Oil Doctor in Perth WA
Chronic Therapy offers a convenient telemedicine platform for eligible patients located in Perth to consult with experienced doctors who can prescribe CBD oil and other cannabis medications. If approved, patients will receive an electronic prescription, which can be filled at any cannabis dispensing pharmacy in Perth.
Alternatively, patients can choose to have their cannabis medication dispensed at a cheaper pharmacy and sent to their home in Perth with express postage, which normally takes 1-3 business days from dispatch.
Book a telehealth consultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor.
Get CBD Oil in Perth
If you are a patient in Perth seeking CBD oil, the first step is to book a consultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor for an initial assessment. This consultation can be conducted via phone or video call, allowing patients to access medical cannabis treatment from the comfort of their own homes.
Once the consultation is completed and the doctor determines that CBD oil is an appropriate treatment option for the patient's medical condition, they will write an electronic prescription. Patients can then have their prescription filled by a partnered pharmacy, with next-day delivery available for Perth CBD suburbs and 2-day delivery for other Perth suburbs.
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.
Can Any Doctor Prescribe CBD Oil in Perth?
Any AHPRA registered doctor in Perth can prescribe CBD oil on a per-script basis after obtaining approval from the Department of Health through the Special Access Scheme. The approval process typically takes 3 business days, but can sometimes take longer.
Medicinal cannabis products can be prescribed for a range of chronic conditions. We would recommend completing our free online pre-screening before booking a consultation. This will screen you for suitability to cannabis medications.
However, Chronic Therapy doctors are Authorised Prescribers, meaning they can prescribe medicinal cannabis treatments during a teleconsultation. This allows our patients to receive medications within a week of the consultation, while the industry average is around 3-weeks.
Prescription CBD Oil vs Black Market
There are two main differences between prescription CBD oil and black market cannabis products: quality and legality.
Prescription CBD oil is regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and must adhere to strict quality and safety standards. This ensures that patients receive a consistent, high-quality product with accurate dosing information, allowing them to use the medication safely and effectively.
On the other hand, black market cannabis products are unregulated. As a result, using black market illicit cannabis products can expose patients to potential health risks due to contaminants, inconsistent dosing, or even harmful substances.
Obtaining CBD oil with a prescription is legal in Perth and throughout Australia. With a valid prescription, patients are also permitted to travel domestically and to many international destinations carrying their CBD oil, as long as they follow the specific regulations and guidelines for each location.
However, purchasing and using cannabis products from the black market is illegal and can result in significant legal consequences, including fines and potential criminal charges.
Additionally, black market cannabis products may contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, which can lead to accidental intoxication. This can be particularly problematic for individuals who drive or operate heavy machinery as black CBD isolate oils often contain THC when they shouldn't.
CBD oil offers a promising treatment option for a variety of medical conditions, and patients in Perth can access this medication with a prescription from a doctor. Chronic Therapy provides a convenient telemedicine platform for patients to consult with experienced doctors and receive electronic prescriptions for CBD oil and other cannabis medications, all from the comfort of their homes. With next-day delivery available for Perth CBD suburbs and 2-day delivery for other suburbs, patients can begin treatment promptly and safely.
If you are interested in exploring CBD oil as a treatment option, book a teleconsultation with a Chronic Therapy doctor to be screened and potentially receive treatment with this potentially life-changing medication.