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Considering Alternative Therapies?

Medical cannabis could be an alternative for a number of chronic conditions, where conventional medication has failed. We can help you to have the conversation with your doctor.

Medical cannabis as a treatment alternative

There is growing evidence that medical cannabis (or medical marijuana as it is also known) could be a treatment alternative for a number of chronic conditions. It may help with the management of symptoms that have not responded to conventional therapies, due to its interaction with our natural endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate functions, such as sleep, pain, mood, appetite, and memory. If you are suffering from a chronic condition and are looking to evaluate alternative treatments, medical cannabis could be an option for you.

Approved for a number of chronic conditions

To date, more than 50,000 patients have been approved for medical cannabis treatment in Australia for over 30 chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, neuropathic pain, cancer, anxiety, epilepsy, and insomnia. These large categories include highly prevalent ailments such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and depression. The clinical body of evidence for these conditions is growing and the regulatory process has been streamlined to reduce barriers for doctors to prescribe. 

Reference: Department of Health, Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee 

We bring the conversation to your doctor

We understand that discussing alternative treatment options with your doctor is not always an easy conversation. Doctors are often unfamiliar with medical cannabis and its application, or have misperceptions which could lead to undue access restrictions for patients that might benefit from medical cannabis treatment. We are here to bridge this gap and help to mediate the conversation with your doctor. We provide the facts, research and practical guidance to help your doctor evaluate your specific situation and derive the most appropriate action.

Could medical cannabis be suitable for me?

Answer a few simple questions to find out.

The conversation with Alternaleaf made me realise the wide application potential across my patients.

- Dr. John M. -

Alternaleaf provided my doctor with the necessary information and confidence.

- Marie K. -

Thanks to Alternaleaf the application process for my patient was fast and easy. 

- Dr. George L. -

A clear path to patient access

Medical cannabis has been legal in Australia since October 2016 and can be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner. To date more than 50,000 patients have been approved for treatment. Since then, regulation and processes to access medical cannabis have been significantly streamlined, making it easier for doctors to prescribe to suitable patients. However the market develops at a fast-pace and doctors often can't keep up with the ongoing changes and rely on obsolete information. As such, doctors can at times become the biggest obstacle in accessing medical cannabis. We’re here to support you in navigating the conversation with your doctor.

Medical cannabis explained

Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana as it is also known) uses the plant’s therapeutic properties to treat chronic conditions, by interacting with the body's natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). Each plant comprises over 100 different cannabinoids, with the most common and researched compounds being cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Increasing research and clinical evidence suggests that cannabinoids could help to relief a variety of symptoms effectively and safely, but it is important to differentiate between street cannabis, hemp, CBD and medical cannabis as their composition and therefore therapeutics effects vary significantly. 

Together we can help more patients

Become a shareholder in Alternaleaf and join us in our mission to improve patient access to medical cannabis across Australia. Alternaleaf has quickly become a trusted partner to Australian doctors and their patients and we are just at the very beginning of our journey. Help us to improve the lives of millions of patients as we enter a new chapter in Australian healthcare.

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