Medical Cannabis Services (MCS) was established in 2017 to help Australians access cannabis in a safe and effective manner. Since then we have performed hundreds of consultations across Australia. MCS are cannabis pioneers that shaped the industry starting in Canada in 2013. We use technology and experience to make your journey as effective as possible. Our expert team of health care practitioners will treat you with compassion and provide a safe and effective treatment plan for you.
Inflammation or swelling
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Palliative Care patients
As of 2017, people with a certain medical condition have been able to receive medical cannabis in Victoria, but it’s not up to their doctor’s to approve of their treatment, it’s up to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). If you have one of the above-listed conditions, you must fill out an application for the Special Access Scheme with the TGA. With the help of MCS, we’ll provide a free screening consultation to see if you’re able to register with one of our highly-trained medical professionals who can answer any of your questions about your condition. They can help determine and prescribe a healthy CBD or THC dosage, and discuss the best methods for you like edibles, oils, gummies, etc.
Telehealth services are offered online between patient and doctor. This can be a great alternative for patients who can’t make it to their appointment because of health issues, not being able to leave a family member, or because the office or pharmacy is too far away. Patients do not have to worry about privacy or discretion issues as they speak over the phone or through a video chat as telehealth is just as safe and effective as in-person appointments.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants, with the main two being THC and CBD. The compounds found in these strains interact with the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies (CB1 and CB2) and affect the way we think, feel, and act. Cannabis can also help regulate serotonin and dopamine levels.
Serotonin is a big contributor to our feelings. If our serotonin levels are low, we can experience sadness, depression, and anxiety. When cannabis comes into play, it can increase the levels to improve these feelings.
Dopamine acts as both a neurotransmitter and hormone. It controls brain communications, so having too much can cause psychosis or distorted reality, which has been linked to schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, substance abusers, and people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Though more clinical studies need to be done to link medical cannabis and reducing levels of dopamine, there have been studies done on people with schizophrenia in England who noticed a significant difference in their psychosis over the course of six weeks of being prescribed the cannabis. Researchers have also been thoroughly studying how people with Alzheimer’s react after being prescribed medical cannabis. Though there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, medicinal cannabis products can decrease their stress, aggression, agitation, and insomnia. Weight loss is another common problem for people with Alzheimer’s, but cannabis has the ability to help them maintain a healthy weight (and same for anorexic or chemotherapy patients). CBD and TH can stimulate one’s hunger, which is why you may hear some people having the “munchies” after using cannabis.
A common misconception people have about medical cannabis is that it makes you high. This isn’t necessarily true.
THC is extracted right from the marijuana plant. It stimulates cells in the brain that can cause a type of “euphoria”, or the “high” some people are after. Though it can affect each person differently, effects may last for a couple of hours after ten to 30 minutes of being ingested. It can help improve symptoms relating to certain medical conditions and illnesses including:
• Reducing stress and anxiety
• Reducing inflammation, swelling, and pain
• Controlling nausea and vomiting
• Slowing tumour growth
• Relaxing muscles
• Stimulating appetite
• Reduce psychosis
• Control seizures
• Reduce muscle spasms
• Improve sleeping patterns
• Improving mood swings
• And more
CBD can also improve these symptoms, but it’s strictly therapeutic since it’s derived from hemp, therefore, it cannot make you high. Hemp is still considered a cannabis plant, but it has quite a few different uses. Hemp can be made into rope, body lotions/creams, shampoo and conditioner as it has many health benefits like enhancing hair growth, moisturizing skin, and can even help with burns, rosacea, and acne scars.
Victoria and New South Wales were the first states to legalize medical cannabis use, soon followed by the Northern Territory and Queensland. It’s also legal to grow cannabis for medical use if you’ve obtained a license from the Office of Drug Control and Therapeutic Goods Administration. The process is rather daunting and strict, but as popularity increases and more conditions are added to the TGA’s list, the likelihood of obtaining a license and medical cannabis prescription will definitely increase.