CBD Click to find out
CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is the non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis plant that has various potential therapeutic benefits when it interacts with the human body. CBD plays a vital role in many of the body’s biological responses, including balance in our body’s immune system, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, sleep and more.
No. Although both CBD and THC are natural compounds found in cannabis plants, their medicinal properties are very different. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychotropic Cannabinoid compound known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential benefits. THC (Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychotropic Cannabinoid compound that has strong analgesic and appetite stimulants . As the psychoactive phytocannabinoid, THC is also known for its euphoric effects.
CBD has minimal side effects. Some reported side effects of Cannabidiol include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light-headedness, and drowsiness, however, these are very uncommon. Signs of liver injury have also been reported in some patients, but this is also very uncommon. Patients with autoimmune disorders or those who suffer from a lot of allergies could have a negative response from the carrier oil or capsule container. In those cases, CBD Isolate (which is 99% pure CBD) would be a better method of trying CBD.
Although CBD itself is non-psychotropic (meaning it won’t make you high), each patient may react to Cannabidiol differently. As there can be variances between CBD Isolate and CBD Full-Spectrum products, we advise you to discuss this with your prescribing Doctor if you are concerned.CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which may decrease inflammation which might help to alleviate pain. Additionally CBD is known to work by other pathways to potentially reduce pain. We remind everyone that CBD may not work for every patients pain. Please refer to the TGA website for more information on patient conditions.
Studies are inconclusive surrounding this issue, however, it’s worth keeping in mind that there are several Cannabinoids that are naturally present in breast milk, produced by the body’s own Endocannabinoid system. For more information, please consult your prescribing Doctor.
Yes. We are pleased to say that 100% of our products available through CDA Express are vegan.
THC Click to find out
THC (short for Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychotropic Cannabinoid compound that contains various medicinal uses. There is some research that indicates THC may have strong analgesic benefits and antispasmodic properties. It has also been known to act as an appetite stimulant, an antiemetic, and is responsible for the euphoric effect as described by patients.
Medical Cannabis Click to find out
Yes. Medical Cannabis can legally be prescribed to a patient by any Medical Practitioner Australia-wide if they deem it to be an appropriate treatment for the patient’s individual circumstances.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is the regulating body responsible for the approval of all Medical Cannabis applications in Australia.
In Australia, access to Medical Cannabis can only be obtained through an Australian registered health practitioner. Individual patients cannot apply to the TGA for approval to access cannabinoid therapies. If you’re considering Medical Cannabis as a treatment option for a chronic condition, the first step is to consult with your Doctor.
Your Doctor will decide if Cannabis medicine is the most suitable treatment for your condition and individual circumstances. If it’s deemed to be an appropriate treatment for you, they can then apply to the TGA for approval on your behalf through the Special Access Scheme (SAS Category A or B), or alternatively apply to become an Authorised Prescriber (AP).
For more information visit the TGA website.
If you take our No-Cost Virtual Consult and find out that you aren’t eligible to access treatment via CDA Express, you will be redirected to CDA Clinics. CDA Clinics is Australia’s leading supplier of Medical Cannabis therapies and consultations.
Once you register to CDA Clinics and take the free Eligibility Test to see if you qualify, you’ll just need a referral and health summary from your regular Doctor to start your consultation with a CDA Doctor. In your consultation, your CDA Doctor will provide an assessment on your chronic condition and if suitable will recommend the correct treatment plan for you.
Shipping & Returns Click to find out
Shipping & Returns
As every order on CDA Express will be sent to the patient via express mail, the wait time on all deliveries is 1-2 business days to most metropolitan areas and 2-5 business days to remote Australian locations once your doctor has reviewed your treatment plan. Doctor reviews take place each weekday.
All approved orders on CDA Express will be delivered via an express postage service. Your shipping fee will be calculated at the checkout as the fee will depend on your order details.
All orders will be sent via the Australia Post express service and will be trackable. As soon as your product leaves the warehouse, you will receive a confirmation email with your tracking number and link so you can track the progress of your delivery. (Please allow one business day for your tracking number to be activated).
We sure do! As our Virtual Consults are cost-free and available to anyone in Australia, any eligible CDA Express customers can order products and have them express delivered to their chosen location in Australia.
We accept returns of any un-opened products if they are sent back to us within 30 days of receiving, along with a copy of your invoice. The delivery cost of all returns must be covered by the customer. Refunds will only be issued using your original payment method.
When returning a product, you will be asked for information to explain the reason for your return, or to satisfy legislative requirements. If you do not provide this information, then we may be unable to process your return.
Eligibility Click to find out
To find out if you’re eligible for CDA Express treatment plan, you’ll need to create an account and conduct our No-Cost Virtual Consult.
To date, there has been a wide range of different conditions that Medical Cannabis has been approved for in Australia. For more information, please visit the TGA’s website here
If the virtual consultation deems you un-eligible for CDA express treatment, you will be redirected to CDA Clinics where you will need to consult with a health professional.
Products Click to find out
As every order on CDA Express will be sent to the patient via express mail, the wait time on all deliveries is 1-2 business days to most metropolitan areas and 2-5 business days to remote Australian locations.
After completing our free virtual consultation, if you’re deemed eligible for treatment you will be redirected to our product selection page. Our product page contains a wide range of legal, safe and affordable plant-based medicines.
All CDA Express’s products are orally ingested oil-based medicines. Your product will come with a pamphlet detailing the dosing and administration instructions. You can also access dosing guidelines on our product page.
THC is a schedule 8 medication; it is a controlled drug and not accessible via CDA Express. CDA Clinics, offer consultations Australia-wide where patients can see if they qualify to access a range of Cannabinoid therapies, including THC (Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) products, depending on what their Doctor recommends as a suitable therapy for their circumstances.