The major cannabinoid found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t make you “high” and typically doesn’t cause any negative effects. CBD is the second most common cannabinoid in the cannabis plant and is best known for its use as CBD oil.
CBD can help with nausea (especially for intractable anticipatory nausea), it also has an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, antidepressant and anticonvulsant effect. It may slow down the development of osteoporosis and cancer cell proliferation, and also shows to have neuroprotective effects.
Even though the TGA announced that CBD could be accessed over the counter as a pharmacist only medicine, there are currently no TGA approved products on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) that meet the Schedule 3 criteria.
The decision was made following an earlier TGA safety review of low dose CBD
which indicated that the known adverse events of CBD at low doses were not serious.