In an AltMed podcast first, Mitch and Andrew run through Cannabis 101. Addressing the frequently asked questions around this stigmatised industry, Mitch and Andrew clear the air about the many uses of cannabinoids, and how this natural alternative is fitting into the landscape of Australian medicine.
Although Cannabis is most commonly associated with recreational use, cannabinoid products come in multiple forms. Hemp plants have diverse applications, and are commonly used for textiles, building materials, beauty and skin products and ‘superfoods’. At Altmed, we focus on how CBD can be utilised for its medicinal properties.
Cannabis, when used medicinally, comes in multiple forms and has been used as treatment for a vast variety of health issues. THC, the principal psychoactive chemical component of cannabis interacts with biological receptors in the body to bring on a muscle relaxant effect. patients often take the product to reduce nausea, muscle spasticity and pain. Growing research suggests that CBD oil is effective as a pain reliever, reducing the symptoms of inflammation, anxiety and seizures. Medicinal CBD was therefore legalised in Australia as an alternative remedy for epilepsy and seizures. The product might come as an oil that is dropped under the patient’s tongue, it might be smoked with a vape or it could come as a water soluble oil that is mixed into the patient’s beverage.
Check out Altmed’s first podcast for an introductory crash course on all things CBD.