Medicinal Cannabis – dispelling the myths and presenting the facts

Medicinal Cannabis

Here at Medical on Burleigh, not only do we support the evidence provided that Medicinal Cannabis is a valuable tool in treating a number of health conditions, we want you to be informed and comfortable communicating questions and concerns about this helpful and holistic approach to treatment. We attempt to dispel the common myths and present the facts behind medicinal cannabis prescribing.

MYTH: I will get addicted to Medicinal Cannabis if it is prescribed to me.

FACT: Possibly!

Anything can be addictive and some people have addictive style personality traits. Medicinal Cannabis is a prescription medicine and is required to be adhered to under strict prescribing by the GP. The risk of it becoming addictive can be generally seen when THC is in the prescription.  Medicinal Cannabis does not always contain THC (the component of marijuana that gets you “high”). It may only contain CBD, which has more of a pain relief and relaxant effect. Unlike THC, CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. Current research suggests that CBD is not addictive.

MYTH: Smoking it is the only way to take medicinal cannabis

FACT:  No! It come is edible forms and topical applications like patches, oils, diffusers and sprays.

MYTH: It is easy to obtain a medicinal marijuana prescription.

FACT: Yes and No! We are very fortunate to have certain doctors able to prescribe Medicinal Cannabis. However, there are very strict guidelines (hyperlink guidelines) for approval and if you’d like a discussion around this option you are welcome to make an appointment!

There is a great deal of evidence-backed by health researchers that supports the benefits of Medicinal Cannabis. It is prescribed by medical professionals all over the world to treat a number of different health problems. If this is a treatment option that interests you, book an appointment and let us provide you with the information you need to know if medicinal cannabis is the treatment you need.

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