Medicinal Cannabis

Medical cannabis, a natural plant-based solution with over a thousand years of traditional medicinal use, interacts with the endocannabinoid system within our bodies. This interaction allows it to alleviate symptoms of various medical conditions. The shifting landscape of cannabis regulation and legality over the years is now leaning towards greater acceptance within mainstream healthcare, particularly as more research is conducted into its use. Delve deeper into understanding medical cannabis and how one can access it within the Australian healthcare system.

What is Medicinal Cannabis?

A Natural Plant-Based Solution

Medicinal cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis plant and its component cannabinoids (such as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)) as a medical treatment for certain conditions and their associated symptoms.

It acts on the endocannabinoid system within the body and is known to affect a wide range of physiological processes. Unlike recreational cannabis, medical cannabis is carefully formulated with specific ratios with THC and CBD to treat various chronic conditions. CBD Force’s medicinal cannabis is manufactured in line with strict Australian pharmaceutical standards unlike other imported products available in the Australian market or online.

CBD oil (medical cannabis without THC) is a commonly prescribed formulation and doesn’t give the ‘high’ associated with THC.

Medical cannabis is typically manufactured from the flowering head of the cannabis plant which contains the highest concentration of cannabinoids. This is different to hemp oil, which in Australia is derived from pressing hemp seeds that contain no significant amounts of cannabinoids.


The cannabis plant contains up to 545 chemical compounds including more than 100 different cannabinoids, many of which have been clinically demonstrated to interact with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. To date, the most widely studied cannabinoids have been: THC and CBD.


is a cannabinoid which is typically the most abundant cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, especially in illicit cannabis. THC has similar therapeutic benefits to CBD but is known for its intoxicating effects.


is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and is non-addictive and less potent than THC with very low toxicity. Cannabis formulations have different ratios of THC to CBD. Each formulation provides different therapeutic effects and interacts differently with each person’s endocannabinoid system and biochemistry. It can have a different side effect profile in patients.

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