CBD Oil in Melbourne

 CBD oil is legal when it is obtained from industrial cannabis.

CBD Oil

When will CBD Oil be Legal in Melbourne?

From November 12 2017, modifications to the Food Standards laws that legalise the trade of low-psychoactive cannabis seed as a food became effective in Australia, with different jurisdictions allowed to modify their version of the law as deemed fit. CBD oil is legal when it is obtained from industrial cannabis, and consequently readily available everywhere. While the label “industrial hemp” might sound slightly off-putting, it is used to differentiate hemp-derived products from medical marijuana. Evidence shows that CBD oil products obtained from industrial hemp still have therapeutic properties.

When buying CBD oil, the product label should clearly state the trace amounts of THC it contains, depending on the brand and where the product is purchased from.  For instance, if you are buying CBD oil from a medical marijuana dispensary, it is much more likely to contain higher levels of THC. These levels should be clearly indicated on its packaging.

For it to be considered a food ingredient, hemp seeds must contain significantly less than 0.5% of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is called low-THC hemp.



What are the penalties for using CBD Oil in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, CBD oil is a Schedule 4 drug. This means it has low capabilities for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3 and it can be approved for medical use in different countries. It is readily available under specified conditions in pharmacies with a legitimate prescription from a doctor. However, you might be prosecuted for obtaining CBD products without a proper prescription from a certified doctor.  A minor offender caught with small quantities of CBD products may receive an on-the-spot fine ranging from $150 -$300. Also, under state laws, it's possible that CBD oil with trace amounts of THC could be illicit even if the law exempts pure CBD oil - so it does matter what product you are purchasing.



What is CBD Oil used for?

CBD will not cause hallucinations since it is not psychoactive. Psychoactive substances alter perception and can influence behaviour. Legal psychoactive drugs include alcohol, tobacco, and various prescription medications. THC is psychoactive, and is the component of marijuana that is responsible for the “high”. CBD is another component with other therapeutic effects on the body, but does not cause any psychoactive symptoms. Pure CBD products do not contain THC in significant quantities, and therefore shouldn’t have any psychoactive effects.


The list of benefits of CBD oil continues to grow by the day as more evidence emerges concerning its medicinal properties. Source

CBD will not cause hallucinations since it is not psychoactive. Psychoactive substances alter perception and can influence behaviour. Legal psychoactive drugs include alcohol, tobacco, and various prescription medications. THC is psychoactive, and is the component of marijuana that is responsible for the “high”. CBD is another component with other therapeutic effects on the body, but does not cause any psychoactive symptoms. Pure CBD products do not contain THC in significant quantities, and therefore shouldn’t have any psychoactive effects.



So if CBD does not influence the way consumers think, feel and respond, what does it do?

According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the most common uses of CBD are in the treatment of anxiety, schizophrenia, nausea, vomiting, inflammation, and epilepsy.

The most common proven benefits of CBD include:

  • Treatment of diabetes

A calculated 5.1% of Australians are clinically diagnosed with diabetic issues – that is 1.2 million Australians over the age of 2 years old. CBD is helping patients manage symptoms and control the disease.

Between 2005 and 2010, a study published in the American Journal of Medicine studied almost 5,000 adults. The results were impressive: marijuana use was associated with 17% lower insulin levels. In addition, smaller waist circumferences were related to marijuana use, which is a crucial factor in preventing the onset of diabetes.

  • Treatment of brain disorders and seizures

Around 3% and 3.5% of Australians suffer from epilepsy at some point in their lives, and more than 250,000 Australians currently live with epilepsy. Often, the most tragic cases tend to be those of children, who represent about 40% of the population struggling with epilepsy.

In 2014 Stanford University conducted a survey that showed remarkable results in children affected by seizures. Before using CBD, 63% of the children had been treated with anti-epileptic pharmaceutical drugs. 84% of the children saw a reduction in their seizure frequency while taking CBD. 11% completely stopped seizing, 42% saw significant benefits (a reduction in seizure frequency of over 80%), and 32% saw a reduction in seizures by 25-60%.

Even though side-effects included drowsiness and weakness, there were other recorded benefits in terms of mood, alertness, and sleep.



What you should know about CBD Oil in Melbourne?

Cannabidiol oil has many proven therapeutic benefits, and many more that are revealed as research into the compound’s effect on the human mind and body progresses. The Australian government has changed the classification of CBD products to make them more accessible. However, they can still be difficult to legally obtain. CBD products make with industrial hemp have little-to-no THC content, and are therefore much more easily acquired. Australia is making great strides towards a future with legal marijuana use, but for now, customers will need to tread carefully if they want to benefit from the therapeutic properties of CBD oil.