How To Access CBD & Medical Marijuana in Australia

How To Access CBD & Medical Marijuana in Australia

Over the past few months we’ve delved into the history of CBD, its uses & benefits, the difference between CBD & THC, and how exactly cannabis affects your body via the endocannabinoid system. Just one question remains – how do I get my hands on it here in Australia?

The easiest and most cost-effective way to gain access to CBD or THC products in Australia is to grow them yourself. Google has thousands of online merchants selling seeds, and YouTube has many growing videos. If you know elementary gardening skills, then Cannabis is an easy and cost-effective plant to grow. Warning: if planting outside they can grow enormous!  

If you do not want to put yourself at risk of a visit from the local blue team then at this present time there is only one way to gain access to medical cannabis in Australia legally. That is via the government approved access pathway otherwise known as the Special Access Scheme and this includes both CBD and THC infused products. 

The reason why the government created this scheme was to give patients access to drugs that are not approved by the TGA (therapeutic goods administration). Since there are no cannabis products listed on the TGA (aside from Epidolex – a synthetic (yuck!) cannabinoid mouth spray used to treat MS and costing $745AUD for one month supply) this scheme is the only way to gain access to medical marijuana in Australia. 

What's Up, Doc?

As the Doobie Brothers sang in 1989, "listen to the doctor, just like you ought to" – the best person to consult about medical cannabis is your doctor. They understand your medical history and should be your first discussion around any cannabis therapies for your treatment. 

Ask your doctor about CBD

 

Under Australian law, medicinal cannabis is only available via prescription from a doctor and dispersed from a licensed pharmacy. As it is mostly an unregistered medicine, the doctor must be authorised to prescribe at both the Federal (Therapeutic Goods Administration; TGA) and State/Territory level (unfortunately this differs between States/Territories).

Know What To Say

Always remember: you must be your own advocate. Your doctor may be unfamiliar with medical cannabis and the treatment options available and therefore hesitant to recommend it.

Many doctors are still unfamiliar with current research that supports medical cannabis as a treatment plan. Bring documentation, studies and any other information that you believe will support your case; it is essential to understand the facts yourself and advise your doctor why you think this is the best treatment option for you.

As a patient you are entitled to unbiased and professional medical advice. Patients regularly ask doctors about different treatment options and medicinal marijuana is no different. Some medical professionals may have a negative attitude towards medical cannabis so it is very important for you to be informed about medical cannabis and the benefits so you can receive your doctor's support. Many doctors who are open to alternative forms of medicine (such as herbal or Chinese medicine traditions) are unwilling to consider cannabis, and a majority of doctors report that governing bodies in the medical and pharmaceutical industries unofficially direct them to “always say no” to patients who ask about cannabis.

7 Steps To Medical Cannabis

  1. Make a list of medicines and treatments you have tried for your symptoms. Identify which worked and which didn't.
  2. Identify symptoms that you believe could be managed better with medical cannabis.
  3. Describe the symptoms in detail.
  4. Advise how you are planning on using medical cannabis (tincture, vaporisation.)
  5. If you are currently using cannabis, explain the amount you use and how often you use it.
  6.  Ask your doctor to recommend a dose and delivery method applicable to your treatment.
  7. Arrange your prescription and a referral to a GMP certified medical cannabis supplier.

Bring a secondary caregiver, family member or friend for support to make it easier if you are too nervous to bring the subject up. If your doctor is unable to assist you with access to medical cannabis, we can recommend a wide range of doctors that can assist in this area.

CBD & Medical Marijuana in Australia

FAQs on CBD, Cannabis and Marijuana

Will CBD make me feel “high” or “stoned”?

No. This is because it contains no “psychoactive” element. Other parts of the cannabis plant do contain psychoactive elements, and this is what makes people feel “high” or “stoned”. CBD doesn’t. Learn more.

What happens if my doctor says no?

Many doctors are still unfamiliar with the current research that supports medical cannabis as a treatment plan. Bring documentation, studies and any other information that you believe will support your case; it is important to understand the facts yourself and advise your doctor why you think this is the best treatment option for you.

As a patient you are entitled to unbiased and professional medical advice. Patients regularly ask doctors about different treatment options and medical cannabis is no different. Some medical professionals may have a negative attitude towards medical cannabis so it is important for you to be informed about medical cannabis and the benefits so you can receive your doctor's support. If they do not approve you for access to medical cannabis, please consult another healthcare professional or contact our team via our contact form and we can recommend you a doctor.

I’ve heard of people buying CBD online, is this safe?

Yes, you can safely purchase any CBD product online. Like anything, there’s a big difference in quality based on who you buy from. Ensure you purchase from a reputable seller that has a number of genuine reviews and the online store can demonstrate third party testing on the product. This is important to ensure that the CBD contains the correct amount of cannabinoids, and also to safeguard against heavy metals and other substances being present. Like other natural substances, CBD can become tainted in the production process if it is poorly extracted. 

I don’t care about the law, I’m going to buy it online anyway. How do I ensure that I’m getting good quality CBD?

We don't recommend breaking the law, but we do recommend doing your research before making any important decision. When purchasing a CBD product it’s crucial to ensure you are receiving full plant extracts over synthetic cannabis or isolates. Every reputable source will always tell you where their CBD comes from and if it doesn’t say full plant extracts - we recommend not to buy. Full plant extracts ensure all terpenes, flavonoids and other cannabinoids are left inside the product, which ensures that they all work together in a synergy which is commonly referred to as “the entourage effect”.

Can I drive whilst being treated with medicinal cannabis?

Patients should not drive or operate machinery while being treated with medicinal cannabis. In addition measurable concentrations of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – the main psychoactive substance in cannabis) can be detected in urine many days after the last dose. It may take up to five days for 80 to 90 per cent of the dose to be excreted. Drug-driving is a criminal offence, and patients should discuss the implications for safe and legal driving with their doctor.

Does CBD show up in blood tests or roadside swab tests?

No. They only test for active THC, and there is not enough THC content in CBD oils for it to show positive. To be certain, make sure to ask your supplier about the percentage of THC in your CBD oil.

 

Article by Cormac Sheehan. Have other questions? Just ask! We’re always here to answer, and we’re passionate about education.

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  • I am 74 years old. Have had 3 massive heart attacks, cancer, 30 odd inner ear operations from bacteria infections, and no hammer, anvil or stirrup left, many operations in my left knee, total knee operation to my right knee, have got a pacemaker monitored 24/7, have had prostrate removed, have had intense spinal operation to remove broken parts of L-4, L-5 vertabrae and discs shaved, have moderate to severe arthritis in my thumbs, both hands and wrists, my upper spine, my both knees, my left ankle, my neck, and xrays now reveal severe arthritis in my left hip requiring a hip replacement. I played a lot of sport when younger, but now can only walk 100 meters and can’t climb stairs. Will the cannabis oil help?

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    Sam on
  • Why is it so difficult. Can I get a licence to grow my own Cannabis plants. Without paying a fortune. I suffer from Cancer and am in pain daily. We need help out here and the government just wants to line its pockets on our human needs. So sad.

    Helen Hewitt on
  • Hello , I was just wondering if you could please tell me how my pharmacist and Dr can go about being registered or qualified or what ever it’s called, to be legally allowed to prescribe and dispense CBD please ? My gp believes it should be legal for ppl with genuine and proven conditions , but she said she doesn’t think the government will approve an application for me because I don’t have a terminal illness . How ever, if by some chance i can be approved , she is more than happy to prescribe it . Or if the law changes she would prescribe it straight away . But she doesn’t know how she gets approved to prescribe it even for terminal patients and my pharmacist doesn’t know how he can get approved to dispense it . I really need to do something . I have a few conditions that cause chronic pain . One being parts of my spinal chord being compressed and sending nerve pain down both arms and both legs . ( there isn’t actually anything wring with my arms or legs , it’s all coming from my spine) . I also have a heart condition that is rare and causes me frequent , sudden onset of extreme pain . I used to be on tramadol for maintenance of pain , with liquid morphine for the really bad break through pain . But then the recommended treatments changed to fentanyl . So I’m now on high dose patches of that , plus Endone for breakthrough plus lyrica for the nerve pain . Yet it does not work any where nearly as good as the morphine did . Plus there is all this stuff about how bad fentanyl is on the news etc. Every time I go to the hospital for my heart , they comment about all the “drugs” I’m on . I was even labelled a drug seeker for a while . Until I actually went into complete cardiac arrest and died and had to have cpr and shocked back to life . I now have a defibrillator permanently in my chest . But comments were still made about how many pain killers I am on . This stuff can’t be doing my liver and kidneys any good surely ? I also have complex ptsd resulting in major anxiety, severe depression and agoraphobia. My life sucks . I’m rarely out of bed . I am constantly missing specialist appts because I just can’t get up and get ready . Sometimes I can’t even bathe myself . I’ve lost 25kg from not being able to hold down food or not being able to stand long enough to make a meal . All these complex medical and psych issues combined have turned me into someone who would rather not be here. I don’t know how much longer I can take this . I’ve never done any illegal drugs regularly ( tried weed twice as a teen and really did not like the feeling , a couple of years ago I tried a weed cookie cos I was desperate for some pain relief , but again didn’t like the feeling it gave me , bit it did halve the pain level , but I really don’t like that stoned feeling ) . I really really need a solution . I’ve head that cbd is good for pain and also for anxiety , but doesn’t make ppl stoned . So I’d really like to try it . I’ve tried so many other natural things for my pain , done physio , done core strength exercises , tried meditation as well as lots of other things . I dont qualify for ndis to pay for regular chiro and massage and physio pain relief treatments because they dont cover anything medical. I don’t get why the govn. Won’t allow ppl like me to try CBD. If someone left an animal in pain where they cried just to walk and couldn’t function and was suffering , they’d be charged with animal cruelty . But ppl like me have to suffer . I can’t work anymore , I can’t attend family events . I’m pretty useless these days . Even getting pushed around in a wheelchair is painful . Sorry for carrying on , I’m just really desperate to try anything . Although I’m aware I most likely will be knocked back if I apply to be approved for medicinal CBD, I still want to try . I have to at least try . Please can you help me . All and any info for myself , my gp and my pharmacist would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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  • Hi I have osteoarthritis in my left knee and eventually will go to my right knee and other areas of my body. I am 62 yrs old. I have ordered 1 bottle but how much THC should I have in the bottle.
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  • Hi there, I have osteoarthritis in my knees, hips, shoulders spine and pelvis. Have had one total knee replacement and now need a hip replacement and other knee pain is so bad I can hardly walk. Would CBD oil help and where can I get a reputable oil from. I live in South Australia.

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  • Hi there, I am 82 years old and suffer severely from osteoarthritis from neck to toe,I suffer so much with pain everyday it brings tears to my eyes, none of the medications prescibed to me by doctors works and believe me I’ve tried them all, just wondering whether cbd oil would help me or could you help me to find something that will work and relieve my pain, many thanks————Margaret

    Margaret Devenney on
  • Hello my wife has been in constant pain from diverticulitis for the past 9 years she has tried all the pain killers on the market but they don’t work at the moment she takes a lot of over the counter pain killers that don’t work her quality of life is non existent she just lay around most days trying to get comfortable she has seen numerous doctors and specialists over this 9 year period to no avail. At the moment she is taken nurofen and panadol but I am worried about how much of these over the counter products she has to take to get any relief. I think after 9 years of suffering she needs to try an alternative medication so if you can help would be much appreciated.

    Donald Cran on
  • I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I went through 2 years of trying all sorts of meds none of which helped. I am now having weekly injections but still have lots of pain and inflammation and prescription pain killers don’t help me. I live in Melbourne and would really be interested in finding a doctor that could help me access this …

    Judy on
  • A close relative has just been diagnosed with inoperable colorectal cancer in his bowel, liver, pancreas, adrenals and lymph nodes.
    He has been put on strong painkillers which are making him nauseous and light-headed.
    He would like to try CBD oil, and asked the palliative care doctor about medical cannabis. The Dr told him that his Head of Department won’t allow them to prescribe it, so now he doesn’t know where to turn.
    The Drs have said it’s incurable … yet won’t prescribe the medicine he wants to try.
    Can you advise us on who in our area may be more compassionate and understanding in regards to CBD oil? We are on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Thank you 🌹🙏

    Georgina on
  • Hi Guys
    I was hoping to get some more information on where I can access medicinal marijuana. I Graves disease, IBS and coronic pain as a result of osteoarthritis. I have tried CBD oil but it didn’t do any relief from it. I also want to wheen off the huge amount of opioids I have taken for now a number of years. I must say I am a little worried as I also work and travel for my work and I can’t afford to lose my license.
    With that said I think that pain relief from a natural plant may have to out wieghs the trouble it my cause.
    Thanks
    Rach.

    Rachel on
  • Hi, I suffer daily from Fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease, migraines, & so much more. I have tried so many medications to reduce my pain, but nothing is working. My next option is heavy duty opioids, which I don’t want to take. Is there anywhere in Brisbane Northside that I can get some help from? I have recently hurt my knee & elbow & my pain is unbearable.

    Kim on
  • Can it help with nerve pain from shingles

    SHirley on
  • HI, I Have severe OA -arthritis in both hands partially due to working with gardening tools for 25+ yrs. I have another 10 yrs before retiring and learning to look after my hands better. Getting off the tools more, lower carb mediteranian type diet, eliminating sugars, junk food etc and also supplementing with curcurmin, fish oil, ginger etc. I am on blood thinners so cant take nsaid’s.
    what can CBD oil do for me and what is the best way to use it? I operate machinery and drive cars so cant afford to get done for drug use if anything shows up. Any help appreciated.

    JOHN on
  • can it help the pain in ones leg with a blood clot on blood thining tables thanks albert.

    albert orr on
  • Janine, CBD oil alone cannot help. To Effectively treat the nerve pain, you would need some amount of THC which can be found in medicinal marijuana.

    The Cannabis Company on
  • Hi Candice, yes it can. For a child it would be recommended to start with CBD oil than medical marijuana.

    The Cannabis Company on
  • Scotti, I cannot start to imagine the pain you must be going through and no need to apologise for the rant. Issues like this must be made public for a change to be made. We live in a society that is still narrow minded, which results in hurting people like you. It’s great to hear that you have found cannabis to relieve your pain, and if you truly want to pursue it, we can help you obtain a medical prescription for it. Send us an email detailing your condition and also your best contact number and we will get in touch soon.

    The Cannabis Company on
  • Hi there, can I order through your company. I need to have knee replacements – it’s bone on bone on the left knee and I am struggling to walk. Would like to try CBD. Even sleeping doesn’t give me much comfort anymore.
    Thanks,
    Jas

    Jaspreet Sekhon on
  • Hi. My name is Pam Powell and I am 73 years old. I suffer with fibromyalgia, scoliosis, Sciacca and arthritas.I have to use a rollater as I have trouble walking and I cant do any housework and I can’t even make my bed.I have been on morphine patches, norspan patches, temgestic tabs and panadol extra. I also have had three lots of steroid injections. None of these have given me much relief from pain. I spend most of the day in my armchair. My doctor said that medical cannabis could help. I hope that you can help me. Regards Pam.

    Pam Powell on
  • Would CBD help with nerve pain from having shingles.
    Thanks

    Janine Campbell on
  • Hi just enquiring if it helps in sleeping and general behaviour of a child with adhd

    Candice on
  • It’s a terrible situation, with drug tests detecting thc days after use, essentially forcing sufferers to either live with debilitating pain and rive, or, have exceptional relief-but be rendered captive and isolated at home.

    I suffered a broken neck and 3 ruptured discs, that are compressing my spinal chord, in addition to years of damage from heavy manual labour. I take 3 medications, including an opiod, for relief. This works to certain point, but the pain is still at a level 6. I used to smoke cannabis as well, as this brought the pain down to a level 3, which is tolerable, and helped me be functional. Now i can’t smoke, because I can’t risk my license. They’ve created a catch 22 situation, leaving people in limbo, forcing them to the opiods that they themselves say are dangerous.

    Sorry for the rant.

    Scotti K on
  • Pamela, sorry to hear about your osteoarthritis. We can definitely help you, please send us an email of your situation with your best contact number and we will provide you all the information you need.

    The Cannabis Company on
  • Kevin, so sorry to hear the struggles you need to go through because of our government’s ignorance. As society is slowly opening up to the idea of alternative medicine such as cannabis, we believe a bigger change surely will happen. For now we need to help each other, and if you are in need of any help please contact us via email.

    The Cannabis Company on
  • Can you suggest a “registered doctor” who can prescribe cbd oil, in Brisbane North please. Thanks.
    Have quite severe hip and knee pain due to osteoarthritis.

    Pamela Sinclair on
  • Dam shame one must go through so much bullshit to live more comfortably, Suffer severe nerve damage and knee and shoulder injuries, Yet can only get what chemist allows, Despite all the bad side effects. Got to catch up to the rest of the world, Extend life quality for many, pharmaceutical companies have got government in there pockets.

    Kevin Dunn on
  • I have stage 4 NSCLC and just had radiation on spinal collapse (sucessful and used pain patches) and 6 months later Brain surgery to remove a large tumor (fast growing) on my cerebellum….. (pain control was never under control, removal successful) home recuperation now and on immunotherapy every 2 weeks for maintenance. Also lesions on my rib cage and really looking at having backup pain control on hand (Canabis oil) to give me further hope & pain control. any advise, help, assistance would be much appreciated……. hope for better tomorrow’s, Deb

    Deb Little on
  • I have been using medicinal cannabis now for three weeks exactly now, after four years of trying to control my chronic pain from Fibromyalgia and various Arthritis strains. NINTY, that is 90% pain reduction in this time. Yes I am very happy but not about paying $490 for 100ml. I just can’t afford that. I have three more repeats on my prescription, and I want to keep using it, but…….. Where do I go from here?? I CANNOT go back on my pharma poison…….

    Noel Hynes on

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