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Buying CBD Oil

Buying CBD Oil

Cannabis oil is now used to treat a wide range of conditions. If you’re looking to buy CBD oil in Australia, CDA Clinics will provide a medical specialist, products and appropriate information for your needs.

Understanding the distinctive preparation of each product is a significant consideration when buying CBD oil, as the concentration of CBD varies with each method of administration.

Furthermore, you should always buy CBD oil through legal channels to ensure that:

  • you know what you’re getting,
  • what the label claims and what’s in the bottle is the same thing, and
  • that there are no harmful substances present in the product.

 

What is CBD or Cannabidiol Oil?

CBD oil contains Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, in a carrier oil such as Olive Oil, MCT Oil or Hemp Seed Oil.  Some oils contain other cannabinoids within the oil.

Cannabinoids are the therapeutic components of cannabis and are extracted from cannabis plants by regulated manufacturing processes, to ensure the integrity of the product. Medical grade cannabis oils must clearly state all ingredients and should list any active ingredients on the bottle. If your cannabis oil does not tell you how many mg of the active ingredient is in the bottle, the product may be illicit and you cannot be sure that it includes any active ingredients.

The two central operative substances in cannabis plants are cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC  will illicit a psychoactive response or the ‘high’ that recreational cannabis users pursue, while oils for medical use can contain CBD , THC and other cannabinoids that may be beneficial to many conditions.

Cannabis oils can contain a ratio of CBD to THC, or they can contain only THC or only CBD. For example, ‘THC 20 : 5 CBD’ is a high THC, low CBD oil. This bottle of oil contains 20% THC and 5% CBD. The remaining percent (75%) is carrier oil.

When medical cannabis oils are commercially developed, the concentrations of CBD and THC tend to be well-managed during the manufacturing process, which makes it easy to calculate doses and provides a high level of consistency from bottle to bottle. Consistency is not likely with black market products.

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) effects

CBD does not cause any psychoactive effects, and ongoing studies and research has shown that many health problems may benefit. Examples are:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Poor metabolic function
  • Low appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD

 

As more information is revealed about cannabidiol and how it can help, its popularity is escalating as an organic supplementation to treat health conditions.

 

The CBD Ratio is the ratio of THC to CBD Cannabidiol

CBD does not cause a psychoactive high like THC. Therefore a more significant proportion of CBD-to-THC means less psychoactive results.

As an example:

THC 20:8 CBD or THC 20%: 8% CBD is a high THC oil

And THC 5: 20 CBD or 5% THC to 20% CBD a low CBD oil

Any remainder % is the carrier oil.

 

The difference between Hemp oil and CBD oil.

These days you can find Hemp products on the shelf of your local supermarket. These are usually products derived from hemp seeds such as hemp seed powder and hemp seed oil.

While hemp seeds contain many beneficial nutrients such as protein, omegas and iron it does not usually contain therapeutic amounts of cannabinoids (including CBD).

CBD oil is cannabis oil with a substantial proportion of cannabidiol (CBD). It is produced from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the cannabis plant and not from the seeds like hemp oil.

Although both oils derive from the same plant, Hemp oil is fabricated from the seeds of the hemp plant which has minimal cannabinoids.

Hemp is grown and cultivated primarily for industrial purposes such as for textiles and health foods, while Cannabis is grown for recreational and medicinal purposes.

Cannabis is a family of plants with two primary classifications — Indica and Sativa, however these classifications are under debate. What is more important than the classifications is the type and amount of cannabinoids in your cannabis oil.

Both CBD and THC (cannabinoids) are listed on the controlled drug register in Australia, meaning that they cannot be legally sold direct to the public. Products with less than 0.02% of any cannabinoids can be sold direct to the public in Australia, but 0.02% is not a therapeutic dose.

Note: Marijuana is the bastardised word for ‘Marihuana.’ Marihuana is the Mexican word for any cannabis plant. The term Marijuana is mostly used these days in place of Cannabis (and not hemp) as it is associated these days with recreational cannabis (cannabis high in THC).

 

Knowing the content and cost of your product are essential details.

By working out the price per mg of each cannabinoid (both THC and CBD) of each bottle that you’re comparing, you should find that CBD costs between $0.08 – and $0.50 per mg of CBD.

For combination oils (CBD & THC) you should expect to pay between $0.25 and $0.60 per mg.

If our bottle only has a percentage or a mg / ml indication on the label (instead of a total CBD content), first we’ll need to work out the total amount of CBD first.

 

Example 1 – Total cannabinoids

A 10ml bottle of CBD oil with 300 mg of CBD costs $80.

We can use the $ / mg method to work out how much each mg of CBD costs:

[Cost] / [mg] = $ (per mg)

$80 / 300mg = $0.26

Therefore, each mg of CBD costs 26 cents.

 

Example 2 – mg / ml

A 60ml bottle purchased for $255 contains 10 mg/ml of CBD. There is 60 ml of total oil (CBD in a carrier oil).

[mg] x [ml] = total mg of cannabinoid

10 mg x 60 ml = 600 mg of CBD (total)

$255 / 600 = $0.43

 

Which bottle of oil is more value for money? Bottle 1. Bottle is smaller (10 ml), but the contents are more concentrated than Bottle 2 (60ml).

Note: ‘300 mg / ml’ is very different to ‘300 mg’ and it always depends on the size of the bottle.

 

Why choose CDA Clinics for CBD Oil

When you buy CBD oil from a CDA Clinics, you can be confident that you’ll receive a pharmaceutical grade product from a legally authorised and licenced company within Australia.

Licensed Australian-owned companies that supply CBD oil have sourced their products from high-quality cannabis and processed using stringent manufacturing practices.  Chosen manufacturers ensure that all CBD products are pure, (pesticide and toxin-free), non-psychoactive, and legal. These products are independently lab-tested for quality, assurance and safety.

CDA Clinics supply sustainable, affordable, high-quality medicinal cannabis for Australian patients who require support with their health challenges. All we need from you is a referral letter from your regular doctor including your health summary, previous and current treatments.

CDA Clinics is committed to supporting eligible patients and healthcare providers with a product range allowing their doctors to customize treatment to suit specific patient requirements.

Please register on our website and we will contact you.

 

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Comments (22)

  • Janet Reply

    I am interested in providing treatment for my mother whom has been experiencing chronic pain ,conventional doctors are unable to find the cause and just provide anti inflammatories when needed.
    We have tried everything
    Cupping somewhat eases the pain but only temporarily.
    Would like another solution.

    Regards,
    J

    April 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi Janet, We’d be happy to help. Please register as a carer on our home page. CBD is an anti-inflammatory. CBD and THC are both anti-analgesics (pain relief). Medical Marijuana could help her and its certainly worth a shot.

      September 9, 2019 at 12:05 pm
  • Joanne wright Reply

    I need it for my brother, who has throat,nose,tonsil shoulder blade cancer gone to hims nymph nodes

    May 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi Joanne, We’re very sorry to hear about your brother. Please register on our website as a carer and a helpful Patient Care Team member will give you a call to discuss.
      The TGA will consider an chronic condition lasting 3 months or more that has not responded to conventional medical treatments. Palliative care conditions are very likely to be approved for Medicinal Marijuana.

      September 9, 2019 at 12:01 pm
  • Annette Whitehead Reply

    Great info would love to try this product

    August 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm
  • john Reply

    how about some prices thanks

    August 19, 2019 at 9:26 am
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Due to government regulations we cannot advertise product specifications or price to the public. If other companies are doing so they are doing it illegally. Our doctors can provide you a price and product list while in consultation with you.

      You should also note that you cannot buy CBD oil online legally in Australia. All cannabis products whether CBD only or hybrids contains THC and other Cannabinoids are considered by the TGA as restricted drugs and are listed as Schedule 4 (CBD) and Schedule 8 (THC). Medical Marijuana can only be prescribed by an Australian-registered medical practitioner under approval from the Department of Health. Cannabis that has been bought online and via illegal channels is not considered Medical and is not regulated. Therefore, it may not contain the ingredients that it states on the label and it may not have concentrated active ingredients. It may also contain harmful pesticides, bacteria, heavy metals and other contaminants.

      September 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi John,
      Unfortunately, legislation set by the TGA means that we cannot provide prices to the public. However, the doctor will be able to help you to select an affordable Medical Marijuana product within the consultation. We can tell you that the average patient pays $4-10 per day for product. Dosages differ from patient to patient and depend on the condition, age, weight, metabolism and the cannabinoid being prescribed. Our doctors prescribe any products that are on the legal market and will be able to provide you with the cost per mg of THC or CBD within the consultation.

      September 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm
  • Jason McCormack Reply

    Hi my name is Jason McCormack. I’ve had 4 left knee operations and a left hop scrapping to no advantages. Im in need of a left hip replacement which I’m trying to put off as I’m only 44. I’m on a few different kinds of pain killers and tried quite a few other type’s of pain relief wirh no results. The o as I’m in now hardly rake the edge of the pain and 2 hours sleeep is hard to fiction. Im unable to work wirh the problems I have and now lower baxk is staring to fail me. My GP has told me he is unable to help me with getting CBD oil but if I can get it it may help wirh all my pain. So I’m hoping you might be able to help me some how please. Thank you for your time. Jason.

    August 21, 2019 at 7:33 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi Joseph, I’m sorry to hear of your ailments and pain.

      Cannabis Doctors Australia can apply to the Department of Health to prescribe medical marijuana to you. Our doctors require a referral and health summary from your regular doctor. Your regular doctor doesn’t need to endorse or agree with medical marijuana. Your doctor is only validating your symptoms and referring you to a cannabis specialist like they would refer you to any other specialist. Your doctor may not know anything about cannabis science and this is why he needs to refer you to a specialist. Your doctor has a duty of care and must refer you to any specialist or treatment that you would like to try.

      Please register on our home page and you will receive a Welcome Pack including a letter that you can take to your regular doctor.

      You cannot buy CBD oil online legally in Australia. All cannabis products whether CBD only or hybrids contains THC and other Cannabinoids are considered by the TGA as restricted drugs and are listed as Schedule 4 (CBD) and Schedule 8 (THC). Medical Marijuana can only be prescribed by an Australian-registered medical practitioner under approval from the Department of Health. Cannabis that has been bought online and via illegal channels is not considered Medical and is not regulated. Therefore, it may not contain the ingredients that it states on the label and it may not have concentrated active ingredients. It may also contain harmful pesticides, bacteria, heavy metals and other contaminants.

      September 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm
  • Joseph Borg Reply

    My name is Joseph Borg and I have been suffering pain for the last 15 years I have a condition called Adhesive Arachnoiditis, I have been trying to buy CBD oil but no doctor is willing to prove I did for me. I will be very grateful if I can buy it online.

    August 22, 2019 at 9:43 am
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi Joseph, I’m sorry to hear that you have been in pain for so long. You cannot buy CBD oil online legally in Australia. All cannabis products whether CBD only or hybrids contains THC and other Cannabinoids are considered by the TGA as restricted drugs and are listed as Schedule 4 (CBD) and Schedule 8 (THC). Medical Marijuana can only be prescribed by an Australian-registered medical practitioner under approval from the Department of Health. Cannabis that has been bought online and via illegal channels is not considered Medical and is not regulated. Therefore, it may not contain the ingredients that it states on the label and it may not have concentrated active ingredients. It may also contain harmful pesticides, bacteria, heavy metals and other contaminants.

      Cannabis Doctors Australia can apply to the Department of Health to prescribe medical marijuana to you. Our doctors require a referral and health summary from your regular doctor. Your regular doctor doesn’t need to endorse or agree with medical marijuana. Your doctor is only validating your symptoms and referring you to a cannabis specialist like they would refer you to any other specialist. Your doctor may not know anything about cannabis science and this is why he needs to refer you to a specialist. Your doctor has a duty of care and must refer you to any specialist or treatment that you would like to try.

      Please register on our home page and you will receive a Welcome Pack including a letter that you can take to your regular doctor.

      September 6, 2019 at 11:58 am
  • Lori-ellen Ivers Reply

    I am a disability support pensioner and need to know outlays as such. If costs are the same for everyone or if they are cheaper for pensioners?

    August 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    • cdaclinics Reply

      Hi Lori,
      Medical Cannabis is not yet subsidised by the government at all. Veterans are able to apply to get refunds. The cost for the consultations are for the doctors time to consult with you, complete the application, liaise with the TGA about your case, write the prescription and liaise with your regular doctor. $199 for all of this is a very good deal. Some of our competitors advertise $80 for the initial consult but they are hiding additional costs that are revealed at a later stage of the process.

      September 6, 2019 at 11:50 am
  • Maire Reply

    My sister is going through radiotherapy at the moment & I am trying to purchase some CBD oil to help manage her pain but want to ensure it is a good quality product.

    October 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm
    • Mairead Murray Reply

      Hi Marie, In order to obtain high quality, safe, legal medicinal cannabis a person will need to be prescribed.
      Please register as a patient/carer on our website and we can give her a free eligibility screening.
      Our doctors can apply to the TGA for an approval to prescribe her with Medicinal Marijuana. The TGA will consider any chronic condition lasting 3 months or more and has not responded to conventional medical treatments.
      We’ll need a referral and health summary from his regular doctor. Consultation costs are on our website.

      October 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm
  • Karen Reply

    Hi there. Will I be able to get treatment for my elderly mother living abroad? She has arthritis and suffers terribly from pain?

    October 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    • Mairead Murray Reply

      Hi Karen,
      Thank-you for your question.
      Unfortunately, We can only assist your mother if she is living in Australia.

      October 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm
  • Janette Irwin Reply

    I have been on anti depressants for years, and also have a lower back condition that causes pain all day every day but is usually manageable. I am 62 and get anxious easily. My husband look at the benefits of cbd and thinks it would be good for me,

    October 17, 2019 at 8:52 am
    • Mairead Murray Reply

      Hi Janette, I’m sorry to hear that. Please visit our website. If you register as a patient/carer we will give you a free eligibility screening.
      Our doctors can apply to the TGA for an approval to prescribe you with Medicinal Marijuana. The TGA will consider any chronic condition lasting 3 months or more and has not responded to conventional medical treatments.
      We’ll need a referral and health summary from your regular doctor. Consultation costs are on our website

      October 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm
  • Luke T Reply

    Hello, My son is Autistic and I have been researching the use of CBD oils to help children with autism. Do you look after such cases or maybe point me in the direction that will help me gather further information of the use of CBD oils with autism. Thank you.

    October 18, 2019 at 9:24 am
    • Mairead Murray Reply

      Hi Luke, If you register as a carer on our website we can give you a free eligibility screening.
      Our doctors can apply to the TGA for an approval to prescribe him with Medicinal Marijuana. The TGA will consider any chronic condition lasting 3 months or more and has not responded to conventional medical treatments.
      Upon contact with you we can explain the process.

      October 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm

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