CBD Oil Prescription, Prices & Buying Online in Australia
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If you’re looking to try CBD oil, we’re here to help. This blog is designed to provide information on CBD Oil prescription costs and whether buying CBD oil online or via prescription is better for you. There are a few factors to consider when making this decision, so let’s jump right in!
Do I need a prescription to buy CBD oil in Australia?
So first things first: if you’re in Australia, you don’t need a prescription to buy CBD oil online. It’s been legal without a prescription since 2021 and is considered a safe supplement with no reported negative side effects.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It is believed to have many wellness benefits which explains why people are so interested in trying it for themselves.
CBD is also prescribed by doctors in clinical treatment for epilepsy and other health conditions. In fact, it’s been shown to be effective in reducing seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a type of epilepsy.
Are you interested in taking CBD for the wellness benefits? If so, it’s perfectly fine to hop online and purchase a bottle for yourself. It’s easy and convenient.
However, if you do have a medical condition, it’s always recommended you speak to a professional and access CBD through an authorised prescriber.
Yes, the process of accessing CBD through a doctor is often more expensive and less convenient but if your health is at risk, self exploration should not be a method of treatment. You will need a specific treatment plan and ongoing support.
Where can I buy CBD oil in Australia without a prescription?
If you’ve been trying to find CBD oil at a chemist warehouse, you’re probably out of luck.
That’s because the Therapeutic Goods Association must first validate all the health claims of CBD before it’s available for in-store purchase, and that process can take quite some time.
Although CBD has been well researched and everything points to it being effective for a variety of treatments, the TGA must still conduct their own independent studies to confirm previous findings. This process is quite lengthy, but experts predict you might see it on the shelves within the next year or so.
But we have high hopes, Cannatrak just signed a landmark deal to supply Chemist Warehouse with low dose CBD oil for over the counter purchase without a prescription.
How much is prescription CBD oil in Australia?
If you’re looking to access CBD oil via prescription, you might be surprised to learn that the price tag is going to be a little bit higher than when you purchase it online.
In Australia, if you access CBD via prescription from a doctor, you’ll pay $280 for a bottle of Little Green Pharma that contains 500mg of CBD and 500mg of THC. If you were to purchase a bottle online via Lullaby Luxury, you’d pay $70 for 1000mg of CBD—that is a ridiculous saving!
One of the primary reasons for this is that Australian markets are not operating at economies of scale like in the US and Europe. This means that companies are not able to bring down their costs as they do in other markets. In addition, CBD is relatively new and highly regulated in Australia, so there’s less competition among companies. This means prices are higher across the board.
Due to progressive thinking and law reform, CBD oil companies operating in Europe and the United States have had a massive head start on Australian companies and have grown to sizes that allow them to pass on dramatic savings to their customers. It’s also a lot easier to start a CBD company overseas which means more competition and better rates for consumers.
If you’re just looking for wellness benefits (e.g., pain relief or stress relief), we’d definitely recommend buying CBD oil online. The prices are much better than what you’d pay in-store, plus there are no additional fees like initial consultations or ongoing specialist appointments.
If you do have a medical condition and are considering CBD as part of your treatment protocol, we’d recommend talking with your doctor and taking the prescription route. They can help advise you about the best way to use CBD – it may turn out that you require a mix of both CBD and THC.
What should I look for when purchasing CBD oil online?
When you’re shopping for CBD oil online, you want to make sure that you’re getting a product that’s safe and high-quality. But how do you know which brand or product is right for you?
If you’re looking for a trustworthy brand, always look for one that displays its certificate of analysis (CoA)—this will contain the chemical analysis of the product and tell you all the cannabinoids found in the oil, as well as CBD. It will list their respective strengths which will help you to understand if the product is full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. It will also usually include harmful chemicals such as lead and if it was detected. The CoA gives you peace of mind in knowing that the CBD oil is pure and doesn’t contain any additives or fillers.
When purchasing CBD oil online always look at the total milligrams of CBD in the bottle rather than the millilitres of oil. You can use our calculator on our homepage to cross reference prices of different brands!
We hope this blog provided you with some insight on whether you should purchase CBD oil online in Australia or whether you should access it via prescription.
Purchasing CBD oil online is legal, cheaper, and more convenient than getting it through a doctor, but if you have a medical condition, it’s worth paying the premium and getting advice from a doctor rather than self-medicating. You can’t put a price on your health!
Written by Heather Green
Heather Green is a well-known Australian author who has made a name for herself through her work in promoting the legal and safe use of cannabis in Australia. Before starting CBD Oil Australia, she was a nurse and ran multiple charity foundations. With her background in healthcare, Heather brings a unique perspective to the conversation around cannabis and its use.