Where to buy CBD oil in Australia

The health benefits of low dose CBD

CBD oil (also known as cannabidiol) is extracted from the leaves, stalk, and flowers of the cannabis plant and manufactured with a carrier oil such as hemp, olive or MCT. CBD oil can be ingested sublingually, topically, in capsules or mixed with food or drinks. Many people choose CBD oil in Australia for its range of therapeutic properties.

Research behind low dose CBD 

Research into the clinical use of cannabidiol is a relatively new field of study – but there is a lot we’ve learned so far. And with an increasing number of clinical trials on low dose CBD currently underway, we can expect a rapid growth in the data we have in the coming years.  

Between animal studies, self-reported data and human research to date, there is evidence to support the use of low dose CBD in helping with:

  • Mild anxiety
  • Insomnia: studies suggest CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Mild chronic pain: studies indicate CBD may be able to help lower pain and inflammation associated with conditions such as arthritis. Other data suggests that CBD may inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain, which is notoriously difficult to manage.

Of course, it’s important to note that low dose CBD won’t help all patients, and more complex or serious conditions may require higher doses of medicinal cannabis on prescription from a clinic such as CA Clinics, alongside other conventional treatments.

Recent changes to medicinal cannabis laws

Medicines, drugs and poisons are scheduled under the Australian Poisons Standard. Each schedule defines how medicines or drugs are available to the public. 

After changes to these definitions in 2021, this is how different medicinal cannabis products are currently classified:

  • S3 low dose CBD: Products with at least 98% CBD (and up to 2% other cannabinoids but max 1% THC) at a maximum daily dose of 150 mg and registered on the ARTG will be accessible over the counter at a pharmacy, once those registered products are available in Australia. 
  • S4 CBD: Products that contain at least 98% CBD (and up to 2% other cannabinoids including 2% THC) and at a higher dose than 150 mg a day are medicines which are available by prescription-only.  
  • S8 all other medicinal cannabis: Products with more than 2% other cannabinoids including THC (ie: less than 98% CBD) are classified as S8 controlled drugs, which are available on prescription but need monitoring due to the risks of harm, psychoactive effects or addiction.  

The 2021 changes saw low dose CBD shift from being a prescription-only medicine to a pharmacist-only medicine, fundamentally changing CBD oil access in Australia. This means that CBD oil in doses of up to a max of 150mg per day, can be used to treat short term, or mild to moderate conditions under the guidance of a pharmacist.

Where can I access legal CBD oil in Australia?

While it is technically legal to access low dose products in Australian pharmacies without a prescription, there are currently no such products available. This is where CA Connect comes in. 

CA Connect has created a fast and simple online platform which:

  • Increases patient medicinal cannabis accessibility and affordability 
  • Connects you to a care plan overseen by a medical cannabis health professional
  • Delivers low-dose CBD straight to your door, if deemed appropriate for your condition

Who can use CA Connect for their CBD needs?

If you are suffering from sleep disturbances, mild anxiety or mild chronic pain and you are seeking short-term relief, then low dose CBD oil may be an option to help ease your symptoms. 

CA Connect is those seeking treatment with low dose cbd oil in Australia for a variety of conditions including:

  • Mild chronic pain
  • Mild anxiety 
  • Insomnia

To see if you qualify for low dose CBD oil, get in touch with CA Connect today. 

How can I access low dose CBD Oil in Australia?

Thanks to CA Connect, it’s now possible to access low dose CBD easily and quickly, if your condition is eligible. You treatment journey is made up of five simple steps:

  1. Eligibility check via a free, virtual consultation
  2. Cannabis practitioner will call to confirm your eligibility
  3. Your treatment plan express delivered along with your medication
  4. Follow-up consults included throughout your treatment plan
  5. Easily renew your treatment plan – no need to complete a full virtual consult again

Get the ball rolling and begin your treatment journey here

For those interested in learning more, there are also online resources on medicinal CBD such as Altmed.

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