Patient FAQ

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:

  1. palliative care,
  2. chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting,
  3. chronic pain,
  4. multiple sclerosis and
  5. epilepsy in paediatric and adult patients.

GreenChoices has also researched other conditions such as

  • Cachexia Treatment
  • Cancer Pain
  • Parkinson's disease
  • PTSD
  • 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.

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