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Medicinal cannabis for pain, anxiety and sleep with Lisa Nguyen.

Medicinal cannabis for pain, anxiety and sleep with Lisa Nguyen.

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Medicinal cannabis for pain, anxiety and sleep with Lisa Nguyen.
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In todays episode we interview Lisa Nguyen, a pharmacist and the founder of Astrid Dispensary, to better understand medicinal cannabis. Lisa shares her profound insights into the therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis, addressing key points such as its applications for chronic pain, mental health, and sleep disorders, as well as the safety profile and potential challenges associated with its use.

Key Points:

Therapeutic Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis
– Medicinal cannabis offers therapeutic benefits for various conditions, including chronic pain, mental health, and sleep disorders.
– Many patients turn to medicinal cannabis as a natural alternative to traditional medications.

Safety Profile of Medicinal Cannabis
– The safety profile of cannabis is relatively good, with studies suggesting it is less addictive than alcohol.
– Addictive potential is associated with high doses of THC and prior history of substance abuse.

Legal Implications of Driving Under Medicinal Cannabis
– Patients prescribed THC-containing products may face legal restrictions when driving, even when not impaired.
– Legal limitations can impact patients’ daily lives and choices.

Advocacy for Legal Changes
– Ongoing advocacy efforts aim to change drug law regulations and educate law enforcement about the benefits and responsible use of medicinal cannabis.

Medicinal Cannabis as an Option
– Medicinal cannabis, despite potential side effects, is considered a valuable option for patients and has a lower risk profile than many traditional medications.

Personalised Treatment with Medicinal Cannabis
– Medicinal cannabis treatment is tailored to individual patients, taking into account their unique needs.

Awareness
– Medicinal cannabis is evolving, with growing awareness and increased access for patients in Australia.
– Collaboration between medical professionals, advocates, and politicians is driving progress in this field.

Medicinal Cannabis for Mental Health
– A significant percentage of patients seek medicinal cannabis for mental health conditions, particularly anxiety and stress.
– CBD and THC combinations are used to manage anxiety and may help patients reduce high-dose antidepressants.

Medicinal Cannabis for Chronic Pain
– Chronic pain patients can find relief through medicinal cannabis, which may include conditions like fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and neuropathic pain.

Sleep Disorders and Medicinal Cannabis
– Insomnia is a common issue, especially among women juggling various responsibilities.
– Medicinal cannabis may address sleep problems and improve patients’ quality of life

Ongoing Advocacy and Education
– Advocates work with politicians to change regulations and educate the public about the benefits of medicinal cannabis.

This enlightening episode provides valuable insights into the therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis and addresses key points concerning its safety profile, potential challenges, and ongoing efforts to change regulations, advocating for a more informed and accessible approach to this natural medicine.

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