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Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis is a complex plant, comprising more than 500 constituents including approximately 100 cannabinoids. The cannabinoids are most abundant in the female flower head, which is extracted in the manufacturing process.

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most common cannabinoids found in medicinal cannabis products.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, and is the predominant reason for recreational use. THC may also be responsible for some of the medicinal effects of cannabis, such as reduction of nausea, vomiting, pain and muscle spasms - as well as improvements in sleep and appetite. [1]

Cannabidiol (CBD) is not psychoactive, and may be useful in the management of seizures, pain, and may have anxiolytic and antipsychotic effects. [2]

 

CPA's strains contain different ratios of THC to CBD, are used for the treatment of various medical conditions.

Like all prescription medicines, medicinal cannabis products may have adverse effects. The extent to which these effects may act can vary between individuals, and are subject to the type and dosage of medicinal cannabis product. Generally, the adverse effects of CBD-rich products are less than those of high-THC products.

[1] The Australian Government, Department of Health, TGA, Guidance for the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia Patient information

[2] The Australian Government, Department of Health, TGA, Guidance for the use of medicinal cannabis in Australia Patient information