There are no restrictions imposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on the conditions that a doctor can apply to access Medical Cannabis for their patient. The TGA states that they will consider any condition lasting longer than 3 months that hasn’t responded to conventional treatments. To date the TGA has approved Medical Cannabis treatment for over 52 conditions. These include:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Cancer pain
- Palliative care
- AIDs nausea/vomiting
- Tourette syndrome
- Chrohns Disease
- Refractory epilepsy
- Neuropathic pain
- Psych conditions, e.g. Schizophrenia
- Rheumatological conditions
- Parkinsons Disease
- Immune Disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer)
Anxiety and Medical Cannabis
IBS and Medical Cannabis
Endometriosis and Medical Cannabis
Pharmacological Benefits of Cannabis
The two most common types of Phyto-Cannabinoids found in Cannabis are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).
THC in high doses can make a person feel euphoric and sedated, but it’s also been found to reduce nausea, vomiting, pain, muscle spasms and improve sleep and appetite.
CBD has been found to mildly reduce paranoia that can be caused by THC in some people, and it may also be effective for seizures, pain, anxiety, neuro-protection, immuno-modulation and reducing nausea, and more. Together, THC and CBD may beneﬁt a range of conditions. The below is only an indication of how CBD and THC may benefit some patients.