In Australia, medicinal cannabis is an umbrella term used for products derived from the cannabis plant. NectarTek helps direct patients to qualified cannabis doctors and supportive clinics for prescription of CBD oil and other effective products for best possible medical cannabis Melbourne outcomes.
How Medicinal Cannabis works
The active ingredients in cannabis are called cannabinoids. There are close to 100 different types of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known ones being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These cannabinoids interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) responsible for regulating functions such as appetite, pain, mood, and sleep.
Endocannabinoids are molecules that help regulate and maintain homeostasis (balance) within your body. When you put cannabis into your system by ingesting, smoking, or applying it to your skin, the cannabinoids interact with your ECS, impacting and potentially improving functions such as:
- Nerve function
- Brain function
- Cardiovascular Function
Prescribing medicinal cannabis in Melbourne
It’s illegal in Victoria and the rest of Australia to purchase CBD oil not prescribed by a medical professional. Black market (green market) manufacturers cannot guarantee consistently accurate dosage or safety, and the products will likely not comply with Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) standards as overseen by the Commonwealth Government. NectarTek is the safe alternative and a convenient pathway for purchasing high quality products certified by the TGA after undergoing stringent third-party lab testing. Here’s how we do it in three simple steps.
1. Check Eligibility – Complete our simple 3-step online questionnaire and within minutes see if you’re eligible for referral to a qualified cannabis doctor.
2. Doctor Consult – If eligible you can then book and connect with one of our prescribing doctors. Payment is required.
3. Receive Medication – If plant-based medicine is right for you, one of our doctors will connect at a time that suits you.
Medicinal cannabis is used to assist with a wide range of conditions. A cannabis doctor will prescribe medicinal cannabis according to the condition or symptom being addressed. As a general rule, you will start with a low medicinal cannabis dosage and slowly increase to the desired level of symptom relief under the supervision of a trained medical professional.
Unwanted side effects of pure CBD oil and other registered cannabis products are rare. However, if you notice any concerning symptoms after taking medications you should consult with your medicinal cannabis doctor.
Information for patients and carers
At Nectartek, we deliver positive outcomes for patients and carers with our range of plant-based medicines. We are medicinal marijuana industry leaders in manufacturing, education and patient services with a focus on wellness and recovery.
NectarTek is highly-regarded in the medicinal cannabis industry thanks to our award winning manufacturing facility that continues to refine and perfect its gold standard range of distillates, isolates and medicines.
Our partnership program with specialist cannabis doctors and pharmacists ensures our patients are informed of all available options for achieving best health and wellbeing outcomes.
Medicinal cannabis products
Approved medicinal cannabis products are registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). They are assessed for quality, safety and effectiveness by the TGA. At present, there are only two types of approved medicinal cannabis products available in Australia.
- Nabiximols (Sativex) containing THC and CBD and used to treat spasticity in people with MS.
- Cannabidiol (Epidyolex) is a CBD-only oil preparation used with other epilepsy drugs to treat some forms of epilepsy in children.
Unapproved medicinal cannabis products can be accessed by registered medical practitioners through TGA’s access pathways.
The Special Access Scheme (SAS) allowing health professionals to get required approvals for accessing, prescribing and supplying medicinal cannabis in Australia.
The Authorised Prescriber Scheme (APS) allows authorised medical professionals such as cannabis doctors to prescribe products not on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) lists medicines available to be dispensed to patients at a Government-subsidised price.
What medicinal cannabis is used for
The benefits of CBD Oil and other medicinal marijuana products are well known. The Therapeutic Goods Administration provides guidance on medicinal cannabis preparations for 5 key medical conditions.
- Paediatric and young adult epilepsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Management of nausea and vomiting, especially in chemotherapy setting
- Chronic pain
- Palliative care
There are close to 50 additional physical and mental health conditions that can be treated with the use of medicinal cannabis products via the SAS including:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Appetite disorders
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Inflammatory conditions.
Finding out if you are eligible to use medicinal cannabis
Melbourne and Victorian residents can purchase medicinal cannabis if they meet Department Of Health eligibility criteria.
1. A person having had the condition for at least three months.
2. They have tried conventional medical treatment.
3. Conventional treatments were ineffective or resulted in bad side effects.
Your NectarTek consultant can guide you through the entire process to achieve a happier, healthier future. A treating doctor can help evaluate your needs through an in-person or telehealth consultation.
Finding the right medical cannabis product for you
As a Medical Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) member, NectarTek is your authorised source for medicinal cannabis products formulated to treat a range of health issues. We partner with highly qualified cannabis doctors and other health care professionals who understand the benefits of plant-based therapies. Products include:
- Gummies and edibles
- Topicals such as lotions, creams, tinctures, ointments and balms
- CBD capsules and pills
- Vaping liquid, mist sprays, droppers and more
Cost of Medicinal Cannabis in Melbourne
The price you pay for medicinal cannabis depends mostly on the dosage. Most patients pay between $4-10 per day for their medication. This makes legally prescribed medicinal cannabis products cheaper than most non-regulated black market products. To compare prices you will need to calculate per mg.
For example, a 50ml bottle of CBD 50mg/ml will contain 2500mg of CBD whereas a 30ml bottle of CBD 100mg/ml contains 3000mg of CBD. The 30ml is smaller but contains more medication. NectarTek can guide you through the process of buying CBD oil and other plant based medicines.
Difference between legal and black market cannabis products
Your health and wellbeing is important. You can trust NectarTek products that have been rigorously tested in the laboratory and in clinical trials. Differences between legal and black market marijuana include:
- Legal CBD oil is only available with a doctor’s prescription in Australia.
- Legal CBD products are regulated and tested for quality, safety and consistency.
- Green market (black market) products are often mislabeled and misleading.
- Due to competition, regulated CBD products are often cheaper than black market products.
If your current doctor is uninformed or medicinal cannabis or unwilling to prescribe, you can take a quick eligibility test and book a consultation directly with one of our partner doctors.
Why choose Nectartek
We are medicinal cannabis leaders in manufacturing and education. We help patients gain access to proven plant based medicines that deliver positive outcomes. Our range of distillates, isolates and medicines is second-to-none in quality so you can focus on wellness and recovery. You can trust NectarTek.
Medical cannabis can be prescribed in Melbourne, VIC by qualified medical doctors. For best results, NectarTek partners with officially registered cannabis doctors who fully understand the products and their efficacy.