In fact, CBD neutralizes side effects from other cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In those who use marijuana, CBD has shown efficiency in reducing paranoia, anxiety, and neutralizing much of it’s psychoactive effects.
Throughout cannabis prohibition, hybrids have been created by selective breeding between specific species to express desired traits, again, think of apples. Most breeders concentrated on increasing THC to increase the psychoactive effects. This has led to what we commonly think of as cannabis today.
Hemp and cannabis both come from Cannabis Sativa L. Other species of cannabis also exist, mainly Indica (Cannabis sativa indica), which originated in India and then spread throughout southeast Asia, and Ruderalis (Cannabis ruderalis), which is native to Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Sativa also originated in eastern Asia.
CAN I IMPORT CBD INTO NZ
If you want to buy CBD Oil NZ you’ll need a prescription from a licenced medical professional.
Pharmaceutical grade cannabis products are different to food or supplement grade cannabis products in that they are produced and regulated to high quality medical grade standards. These products are certified by Medsafe through strict safety and efficacy requirements for distribution in New Zealand. Unfortunately, currently there are limited pharmaceutical grade CBD products available and they prove both incredibly costly and difficult to access, even with a Doctor’s prescription.
Due to the overwhelming amount of evidence in the medical literature on CBD and the effectiveness of products derived from hemp, many products have been developed and later approved by governments to be prescribed by medical practitioners. At this time, cannabis products in New Zealand are regulated by Medsafe and the Ministry of Health.
Most do not contain much more than a few tenths of a percent of THC, and the CBD is typically only a few percent. There are some landraces in Africa and Asia that do contain a significant amount of THC and low CBD. There are some of what were originally used to increase THC during prohibition.
Be careful for misleading products marketing hemp seed oil as CBD oil. While hemp seed oil can contain trace amounts of cannabinoids like CBD, this is not a CBD product. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds, CBD comes from the flower or bud.
As of the 1st of March 2021, CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a prescription only medicine in New Zealand. We are unable to sell CBD online and you are unable to legally purchase CBD online in New Zealand. The only legal way of obtaining CBD oil is through a doctors prescription.
We receive a lot of enquiries from people getting confused between the hemp seed oil products we sell and CBD oil.
If you want to read more about the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil we covered it in a blog post here.
If you find a New Zealand CBD oil product online, they cannot legally sell it or ship it, or it is not in fact a real CBD product.
If you wish to learn more about CBD and where you can get it, check out New Zealand’s CBD information website here.
Medicinal cannabis may help if you suffer from a number of sleep-related disorders including: insomnia, difficulty with getting a restful night’s sleep, restless legs, as well as sleep disorders associated with mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How does it work?
Medical cannabis can potentially improve the quality of life of patients in a number of ways, for instance through improving sleep and appetite, reducing pain, reducing muscle spasms, and lessening anxiety.
We have consulted with thousands of New Zealanders about a wide range of medical conditions and symptoms. These are the most common, but it is not an exhaustive list. Don’t worry if your condition is not listed, as we still may be able to help.