Treating Glaucoma with THC Cannabis Oil

Glaucoma comprises of a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness.   The optic nerve consists of more than 1 million nerve fibers that connect the retina to the brain.  The retinal is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, therefore a healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision.


Eye pressure is a major risk factor for optic nerve damage.  When the optic nerve is damaged from increased pressure, open angle glaucoma and vision loss may result as well as affecting your blood pressure.


This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by MedicalCannabis.Review.  Tinctures can be used for treating Glaucoma.

THC Oil (Delta 9)

In order to treat Glaucoma,  it is recommended that you add THC which has psychoactive properties (it can make you feel ‘high’). Micro-dosing with  
tinctures will assist you to build up a tolerance.  This can happen  over a few days.  The length of time will differ from person to person so one would have to self-titrate by experimenting with the tincture dropper bottles.  

MCR endorsed medical cannabis THC products contains a 12:1 THC to CBD ratio.

 The recommended dosage for THC is to start low.  Start with two drops three times daily and increase the dosage as your body acclimatizes.   If the dosage makes you you feel abnormal in any way, then decrease your dosage and maintain the same dosage for three days before increasing your dosage again.



For effective dispensing please consume drops into your mouth directly from the bottle.  Refrain from diluting it with juice or water.  If you find the taste too bitter or uncomfortable then you can add a little honey as a sweetener.



The oils have a shelf life of many years if kept in either a cool dry place or in the fridge when not being used.


Recommended dosage:

  • THC: 3 drops – 2-3 times day. (Start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1 drop per dosing.   Continue increasing the dosage as you feel comfortable

The Tinctures (1:10) are in 10 ml of MCT carrier oil ( Medium-chain triglyceride) and contains 1000 mg of cannabinoid extract There are approximately 500 to 550 drops per bottle.  Each drop is approximately 2mg.


The cannabis oils MCR endorses are all produced from organic medical grade cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are professionally processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil guarantees to be toxin (solvent) free and clean.  It is also the most expensive extraction technique which requires specialised equipment.  The oils are not lab tested.

Side Effects

Tolerances to dosages vary from person to person.  If the dosage of THC, CBN or THCA oils was too high, then a feeling of being “stoned” or “high” can be experienced.  This can be associated with euphoria, a general change in perception and an increase in appetite.  Short term side effects could also include a dry mouth, impaired motor skills and a short-term memory, red eyes and / or feelings of paranoia or anxiety.  In these cases, it is recommended to drink orange juice or eat something sweet and to take a nap as these feelings will subside.



The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, as it is provided for educational purposes only.  You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare practitioners before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.