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Sleep & Insomnia

Find out how medicinal cannabis might help to treat and manage insomnia and related sleep conditions.

Almost 60 percent of Australian adults experience at least one symptom of insomnia, while 14.8 percent have symptoms which could result in a clinical insomnia diagnosis.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis affects over 25,600 Australians and there is currently no known cure.

Multiple sclerosis is a condition of the central nervous system. The name “sclerosis” comes from the Greek word for scars.

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Epilepsy can be a frustrating and debilitating disorder, although research is coming out that suggests it could be treatable with medicinal cannabis.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder (a condition affecting the brain, nerves and spine) that can cause recurrent seizures, or epileptic fits.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an often-severe mental health condition.

Early evidence suggests medicinal cannabis can function as an effective complement to the other kinds of therapies used to treat PTSD. Studies have shown it to reduce the frequency of nightmares, improve sleep, temper anxiety symptoms and reduce the amount of concurrent medication needing to be taken.

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Palliative Care

For those with a life-limiting illness and who need special help, medicinal cannabis can provide an extraordinary comfort.

As there are many illnesses that require palliative care, there are many different therapies and treatments involved. Early evidence suggests medicinal cannabis can help manage the symptoms of those with palliative-care needs, most often to relieve pain without resorting to more aggressive medicines.

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Endometriosis is a relatively common condition that affects more than 10% of Australian women.

Endometriosis can cause potentially painful nodules or cysts. The difficulty of diagnosis, however, means patients often suffer long before they find out what’s causing their pain. While current research is limited, medicinal cannabis’ effective use for pain relief has been reported by women with surgically confirmed endometriosis.

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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a condition affecting as many as one in five Australians over the age of 45 years.

Chronic pain is a condition affecting as many as one in five Australians over the age of 45 years. It can be effectively managed with a variety of both medicinal and lifestyle treatments, including analgesics (painkillers) and pain management practice. Preliminary evidence suggests there may be benefits to using medicinal cannabis to address chronic pain, also.

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Cancer touches us all, either directly or through our friends and family.

Early evidence suggests medicinal cannabis can play a role in reducing the symptoms experienced by cancer patients. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis at treating pain from tumours and chemotherapy, as well as other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, and loss of appetite.

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Anxiety is a very common sensation in our increasingly complicated world, and it’s OK to feel anxious.

For some people the uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety are a debilitating part of everyday life. Treatment often involves a mixture of therapy and medicine, and preliminary evidence suggests medicinal cannabis can be another valuable tool to manage symptoms.

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