Burleigh Heads Cannabis distributes the largest range of medicinal cannabis, CBD oil and other products throughout Australia. Health professionals can register with CanView to see our full range. Scroll down for a summary of our the most common product categories available.
Cannabinoids are extracted from the plant and diluted with a carrier oil (usually MCT coconut, hemp, sunflower etc). The resulting oil formulation is best absorbed when taken sublingually (under the tongue) where it is directly absorbed into the bloodstream.
This method of onset can be variable due to the amount of time it is truly absorbed under the tongue vs in the intestines. Duration for oil can last 4-8 hours depending on the dose taken.
Oil products may come in a plastic, glass or a metal vial. Oil can be administered with a dropper, a medicine measuring cup, or syringe (no needle) which can be purchased from a pharmacy.
Crystals are highly refined and the purest form of CBD. Unlike other extracts, crystals are at least 99 per cent pure, meaning there are no other substances present in the product. Crystal comes in a ground salt-like form in a small container, unlike other product forms, crystal doesn’t need to be stored in any particular way.
Crystals can be used orally, vapourised or compounded into other forms. A micro-scoop can also be used (commonly 10mg) for dosing. Vapourisation and oral dosing are both titrated up to effect.
Compounding into vapouriser fluid, or into sublingual tinctures, or into topical ointments or lotions are just the beginning. Lipid and ethanol bases are commonly used.
Also known as floss, bud, herb or weed, dried cannabis flower is derived from the actual flower bud of the plant. It is ground up (milled) and delivered through an inhalation method (vapourised inhalation is recommended). This results in the cannabinoids getting into the bloodstream quickly and with a fast onset.
Peak THC levels in the bloodstream occur after approximately 10 minutes but people can feel the effects of onset within a few minutes. The duration of inhaled cannabis is usually 2 to 4 hours with peak effects immediately after onset with a gradual decrease in effects after that.
Flower products come in a plastic container in bud form, which should be self-milled or cut up prior to placing in a vapouriser.
With capsules, cannabinoids are extracted then contained within a capsule and ingested orally. The capsule is then broken down in the stomach where the cannabinoids are then metabolised by the liver and entered into the bloodstream. This causes the onset of the cannabinoids to be slowed, however, the duration can be prolonged from four to 12 hours via this method.
The soft gel capsules provide a dosage-controlled format that allows doctors and patients to facilitate a more precise administration; you know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you are taking each time. No spilling, no leaking, no “over-dosages”, easy to titrate and calculate dosages.
Easy to take for people who don’t have a steady hand, have poor sight, or other difficulties dosing CBD oil from an oil dropper bottle.
BHC gives pharmacies the ability to order high-quality raw material for their own compounding needs, as well as everything they need to go with it ready to sell.
All bulk products are sourced from top producers and have been tested to comply with Australian regulatory requirements.
Cannabinoids extracted from the plant are made into a lozenge form. Similarly to the sublingual dosing method of oils, lozenges are placed in one’s mouth and are meant to be sucked until the product has completely dissolved.
Duration for lozenges can last anywhere from 4-12 hours.
Disclaimer: BHC does not endorse the use of Medicinal Cannabis without lawful prescription. Just like any medicine, medicinal cannabis may have both positive and negative side effects on the user and should only be prescribed to patients by a Health Professional with the authority and expertise to do so. The information provided by BHC is for informational and educational purposes and is of a general nature. If you are interested in accessing Medicinal Cannabis therapies please talk to your doctor and request a referral to a CDA clinic.