Read more about where to buy CBD oil in Australia, and over the counter CBD oil that is available at pharmacies and chemists without a prescription – here!
Cannabis access clinics are opening up with trained specialists ready to prescribe patients with CBD oil.
Which doctors in QLD are authorised to prescribe medicinal cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD oil is a schedule 4 drug and only requires the approval from your doctor.
2021: CBD oil becomes legal over the counter in small doses for Australians living in Queensland. You can buy small dose amounts of CBD oil at pharmacies for a more competitive and affordable price than what was previously available with a doctor’s prescription.
CBD oil starts becoming a regular medicine to improve on peoples health. Similar to fish oil or vitamins.
CBD has recently changed from Schedule 4 (prescription only) to Schedule 3, which means you should be able to get low dose CBD (max.150 mg daily dose) over the counter at your local pharmacy.
“It’s become this almost universal panacea,” says Dr Iain. Depending on who you ask, CBD oil is good for what ails you, whether that be anxiety, anorexia, insomnia, PTSD, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, depression, migraines, or feeling chronically unchill.
So, what’s legally available in Australia?
On top of that, your average over the counter product that’ll be available here will have relatively low concentrations of CBD. So, if you’re getting an oil that has maybe 30 milligrams per mil, your average daily dose is probably less than 100 milligrams of CBD. However, clinical trials and research suggest that effective doses for things like anxiety and psychosis tend to be a lot higher, they tend to be up around 500-1000 milligrams, which causes Dr Iain beg the question: “Even if we get the over the counter products available in Australia, will they actually be any good?”
“We try and just look at this as a health issue and as a human rights issue.”
You’ve probably met its mate, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC aka the one that makes you ≋h≋i≋g≋h≋) but CBD will not get you stoned. (Unless you’ve got it from somewhere slightly dodgy and you’re not 100% sure about the THC content).