Frequently asked questions
We import and distribute medical cannabis. All Grandiosa products go through rigorous quality assurance testing to strict Australian and International Pharmaceutical Standards.
Medical cannabis can be taken in a variety of ways depending on the individual's preference and the form in which the cannabis is available. Some common methods of taking medical cannabis include:
- Smoking: Dried cannabis flowers can be rolled into a joint or smoked using a pipe or water pipe.
- Vaporising: A vaporizer can be used to heat the cannabis without burning it, producing a vapour that can be inhaled.
- Edibles: Cannabis-infused food and drinks are also available, including baked goods, chocolates, gummies, and beverages.
- Tinctures: A liquid extract of cannabis can be placed under the tongue for fast absorption.
- Topicals: Creams, lotions, and balms infused with cannabis can be applied to the skin to alleviate localised pain and inflammation.
It's important to note that the onset and duration of effects may vary depending on the method of consumption. Smoking and vaporising typically produce faster effects, whereas edibles and tinctures can take longer to take effect but may last longer. Additionally, the dosage and potency of the cannabis can also affect the intensity and duration of the effects. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best method and dosage for your individual needs.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the most studied compounds with psychoactive properties of the Cannabis plant. THC, together with CBD, can help more severe health problems such as; nausea, palliative use in different types of cancer, post-traumatic stress, muscle spasms and chronic pain.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the best known non-psychoactive compounds found in the Cannabis plant. It has many properties, one of them is its natural anti-inflammatory power, which can help alleviate different types of health problems. These health problems can range from anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis and seizures.
All human beings and chordate animals (with a backbone) have an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system is an internal communication network essential for survival and general well-being. This happens through the activation of cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) present in our body. Normally this happens naturally through the endocannabinoids that our own body generates. When the body is unable to generate sufficient levels of these compounds, natural cannabinoids like CBD could help regulate the body better.
There are many different routes of administration for CBD with the most common way being sublingual. The number of drops prescribed by your doctor should be dropped under the tongue, allowing it to sit for at least one minute before swallowing. This allows the available CBD to be absorbed through the mucous membranes located in this area more effectively than the oral route.
Any person or animal that has an endocannabinoid system can benefit using CBD as this cannabinoid will act directly on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). By activating the ECS the expected benefits can be generated. It is important to follow the directions of your prescribing Doctor when using CBD as individuals can have different sensitivities and dosage requirements. The dose for adults and children will vary depending on the pathology being treated. In the case of usage for pets, much lower concentrations are used than in humans.
When using CBD oils for treatment it is always important to look at the percentage or concentration of the product.
The correct dose of CBD can vary from person to person. This is mainly due to the number of Cannabinoid receptors (CB Receptors) that each person has in their Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within the body and the sensitivity they have for them. It is always advisable to start treatment from less to more, so your doctor can monitor whether the clinical effects are as expected and ensure correct treatment by increasing the dose if necessary.
CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) are two of the most well-known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While they have similar chemical structures, they have different effects on the body.
THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis and is responsible for the "high" associated with cannabis use. It works by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system, producing a range of effects including euphoria, relaxation, and altered perception. THC also has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-stimulating effects.
CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive and does not produce a "high". It works by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a range of therapeutic effects, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and anti-inflammatory effects. CBD can also counteract some of the negative side effects of THC, such as anxiety and paranoia.
Overall, while THC and CBD both have therapeutic potential, they have different effects on the body and produce different types of effects. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine which cannabinoid, if any, is right for your individual needs.
Street cannabis and medical cannabis differ in several key ways, including their source, quality, safety, and legality.
Street cannabis, also known as recreational cannabis, is obtained through illegal channels, such as drug dealers or illegal dispensaries. It is not subject to the same regulations and quality control standards as medical cannabis, and may be contaminated with harmful substances such as pesticides or other drugs.
In contrast, medical cannabis is obtained through legal channels, such as licensed dispensaries or healthcare providers. It is subject to rigorous testing and quality control standards to ensure its safety and purity. Medical cannabis also typically has higher levels of cannabinoids and is available in a wider variety of strains and forms.
Like any medication, medical cannabis can have side effects, although they are typically mild and well-tolerated. Some common side effects of medical cannabis include:
- Dry mouth: Cannabis can reduce saliva production, leading to dry mouth.
- Dizziness: Cannabis can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, particularly when standing up too quickly.
- Drowsiness: Cannabis can cause drowsiness or fatigue, particularly at higher doses.
- Impaired memory and concentration: Cannabis can impair short-term memory and concentration, particularly at higher doses.
- Increased heart rate: Cannabis can increase heart rate, which may be problematic for those with cardiovascular issues.
- Paranoia or anxiety: Some people may experience feelings of paranoia or anxiety with cannabis use, particularly with high doses or certain strains.
It's important to note that the side effects of medical cannabis can vary depending on the individual, the dose, the method of consumption, and the strain of cannabis. Additionally, some people may experience side effects that are not listed here. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider to discuss the potential side effects of medical cannabis and to determine if it is a safe and effective treatment option for your individual needs.
The process of obtaining medical cannabis will vary depending on your location and the laws and regulations governing its use. It's important to do your research, consult with a healthcare provider, and follow all legal requirements to ensure safe and legal access to medical cannabis.