By / May 22, 2020

Australia might allow the use of CBD oil without a prescription

Cannabis as medicine is an indispensable option for many people, thanks to its beneficial effects on health. Consequently, countries are taking into consideration different medical treatments.

In Australia, plans have now been presented to facilitate access to this kind of medical products, as the country wants to allow hemp oil without a prescription, starting from next year. Currently, the Australian government is focused on Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. It is being discussed how much quantity should be sold to the population without a prescription.

As it is well known, the cannabidiol from the hemp plant is not intoxicating like the well-known THC and cannabis consumers, especially those in need of alternative medical treatments, appreciate the beneficial effects on their health. Therefore, it is time for Australia to provide better care for medical patients and establish clear rules for cannabis.

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The popularity of medical cannabis in Australia has risen during the past months

Latest data shows that prescriptions and medical cannabis recipes increased by 300% last year. Taking that into consideration, the debate about hemp is in full swing, especially since the prominent singer Olivia Newton-John is now demanding access to the medical plant, which could help relieve pain related to cancer.

At this point, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil  is already in use worldwide for medical purposes, and many users report a good, very tolerable, reliable effect in their condition.

Australia is studying how much Cannabidiol (CBD) oil should be legally allowed

Currently, the government is taking into consideration that, around 60 milligrams of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil should be legally allowed per day, of course only for adults. Furthermore, the intoxicating THC should be reduced to a not noticeable limit. These low levels should assure that any side effects become very manageable or no existent at all.

Still, more research is needed in order to take further measures, but as research continues the political side of Australia wants to lay the ground for these cannabis related topics. All of this happens as some Australian celebrities are campaigning for hemp as a remedy.

One of the best examples is the musician Olivia Newton-John, mentioned at the beginning of the article. According to her own statements, she consumed hemp very successfully for her breast cancer and is currently expanding her own wellness offerings. After all, she has had to fight cancer three times since 1992.

The success with cannabis makes her a very committed cannabis consumer in the country, putting more pressure on politicians who are somewhat slow to take action with hemp, as always.

So it is quite possible that it will provide even more approval – medical cannabis has been allowed in Down Under for a good two years, with more than 45,000 recipes issued. And in Canberra, the capital of Australia, smoking was even allowed in the metropolitan area, even if the legal framework, such as in the states that have legally allowed the use of cannabis in the United States, has not yet been finally clarified.


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