What does medical marijuana treat?
Cannabis has been used for years as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions, including pain and nausea resulting from cancer treatment and other illnesses. Although, it has been a taboo subject for years, the medical and scientific community in Australia are currently working to unlock its potential benefits for patients.
Current research suggests medicinal cannabis may alleviate symptoms across a variety of conditions.
The Australian Government Department of Health and the NSW, Victorian and Queensland state governments commissioned a team which reviewed clinical evidence for using medicinal cannabis. The following is a list of the five areas for which the largest numbers of studies have been carried out:
- palliative care,
- chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting,
- chronic pain,
- multiple sclerosis and
- epilepsy in paediatric and adult patients.
GreenChoices has also researched other conditions such as
- Cachexia Treatment
- Cancer Pain
- Parkinson's disease
- Neuropathic pain
There are no restrictions imposed by the TGA on the indication/s for which a health practitioner may apply to access medicinal cannabis for their patient.