In February 2016 legislation (Narcotics Amendment Bill 2016) to legalise medical cannabis in Australia passed through federal Australian parliament in record time. It was supported by all sides of politics. This means as at 1 November 2016 Australian patients with certain serious medical conditions and under strict controls will be able to access these products through medical professionals.
Cannabis has been used as a medicine since ancient times. In modern history it was used extensively in pharmacy formulations in the early 19th century.
Cannabis used as a medicine has made a resurgence in recent years and is now legal in a number of parts of the world. Whilst anecdotal cases are plentiful scientific studies are still being undertaken to determine the effectiveness in certain disease states.
Clinical Studies are underway in several states of Australia
These are largely government sponsored
NSW - terminal cancer - vaporised THC vs THC+CBD
-paediatric epilepsy - cannabidivarin, CBD
-Chemotherapy induced nausea and
vomiting - THC + CBD
QLD - cannabis oil in paediatric epilepsy
ACT - cannabis for melanoma
Vic - paediatric epilepsy - synthetic cannabidiol
Health House is a medical cannabis wholesaler based in Perth, Western Australia that services the Australasian market.