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Medicinal cannabis products: Patient information

In recent years, there has been a growing interest among Australians in utilising cannabis for medicinal reasons. To accommodate this trend, the Commonwealth, state, and territory governments have either utilised existing legislation or enacted new, targeted laws.


The Evidence

Due to a lack of well-designed clinical trials, there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis in treating various medical conditions, including optimal forms and dosages. However, research has primarily focused on five areas, one of which is epilepsy in both children and adult patients.


An example of  evidence supporting the use of medicinal cannabis is in the treatment of certain childhood epilepsies. When multiple anti-epileptic drugs fail to alleviate symptoms, the cannabis compound cannabidiol has been used as an add-on to current treatments for drug-resistant epilepsy in children and young adults up to 25 years old. While several studies have reported improved quality of life in both paediatric and adult groups, the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating adult epilepsy has yet to be extensively studied.



Patients need affordable care. They also need clear information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Dive in to discover the latest research and evidence-based resources on medicinal cannabis.

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