Medicinal cannabis is made from the cannabis sativa plant.
Cannabis has been shown to relieve pain, prevent or reduce vomiting, and it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
This is because substances called cannabinoids act on the body’s endocannabinoid system. This is a communications system in the brain and body that influences mood, memory, sleep and appetite.*
Phytocannabinoids are being analysed in studies around the world to determine their influence over the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors
The expectation is that phytocannabinoids can stimulate the endocannabinoid system in the body, sending targeted signals to address health conditions
The momentum in this research area has seen symposiums & conferences dedicated to the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis in autism and other inflammatory conditions
Find out more about The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia’s regulatory stance on Medical Cannabis