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 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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