Currently, it is only likely to be prescribed for the following conditions:
The government has no intention of legalising the use of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) use.
Epidyolex for children and adults with epilepsy
The main risks of THC cannabis products are:
Possessing cannabis is illegal, whatever you’re using it for. That includes medical use unless it has been prescribed for you.
Many cannabis-based products are available to buy online, but their quality and content is not known. They may be illegal and potentially dangerous.
It provided huge relief from physical pain and stress within around half an hour of taking 5 drops, allowing the body to completely relax. The oil is beautifully refined and you can find third party lab results on the company’s website, making this a brand you can trust.
Taking around 8 drops before bed ensured I got a full night of good quality sleep. The Cannabidiol is CO2 extracted and lab tested, which ensures it is rich in natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and phytonutrients.
Just 3 or 4 drops of this relieved painful cramps as effectively as paracetamol. Provacan is a brand developed by CiiTech, who have partnered with leading cannabinoid researchers in Israel and the UK to develop the product. They publish detailed lab reports of ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re taking. It may be pricey, but a little goes a long way.
Bud & Tender CBD oil, 1000mg
Healthspan is probably one of the most well-known supplement suppliers on this list and is beloved for its quality, reputable products with the expert seal of approval from the likes of sports teams, nutritionists and medical professionals.
From drinking CBD infused cocktails to buying cannabis treats for your dog – what was once seen as a controversial substance has become a well-established part of popular health culture – but is it worth the hype?
A small British brand that’s relatively new to the scene, Bud & Tender use both CO2 and ethanol for extraction and filtration.
Endocatakes our top spot due to sincere quality control and honest manufacturing, both of which result in a product that works very well and helped to enhance the quality of sleep.
"The problem with some of the illicit channels is that the quality of the products is not always good."
According to Cassandra Hunt from Fresh Leaf Analytics, the TGA could also be trying to move CBD users away from the black market.
“Sometimes those products say they have something in them and that’s not in there, so you can’t really rely on the fact that you’re getting a good product.”
Medical Association “surprised” by down-scheduling
While the changes will come into effect in early 2021, it could be years before there’s actually a product to buy.
Low-dose CBD cannabis oil can be sold in pharmacies from next year.
“There is good safety data to show that at the types of doses we’re talking about CBD is very safe.”
She also says that for the first time, as the cost of medical cannabis production comes down, legal products are reaching price parity with the illegal market.