If you are a patient with a health concern which you believe might improve with cannabis therapy, you can schedule in a consult with our experienced doctors trained in medical cannabis therapy.
We understand the huge potential cannabis and its extracts have as a medicine. Our doctors are educated in medicinal cannabis and CBD oil and can provide consultations, support and advice.
If you wish to go ahead and try CBD oil after your consultation you can purchase this from us and have it couriered out.
Fill in the patient forms you receive by email. Make sure these are filled out 24 hours before your consultation.
Book a 20 minute consultation with one of our doctors through the online booking system.
Unlike most plants, hemp/cannabis have male and female sexes and reproduce sexually. This is crucial to the survival of the species and has contributed to its success over the millennia. Sexual reproduction provides several advantages such as being able to pollinate for several miles, thus increasing potential for the species to spread; cross pollinating with a species that has different traits can produce offspring that are most suitable for that particular environment, and it makes it easier for humans to manipulate the plants through selective breeding.
Yes. CBD oil is legal in New Zealand with a doctor’s prescription after medicinal cannabis regulations were passed on April 1st 2020. These regulations allow you to purchase CBD products from a pharmacy using a prescription, although not all pharmacies stock CBD oil in New Zealand so you may need to look further into this with your medical practitioner.
CBD is the common abbreviation for cannabidiol. This is a naturally occurring compound (a cannabinoid ) found in its highest concentration within the hemp plant. It does not adversely affect mental processes. In therapeutic doses, CBD does not cause adverse side effects.
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Hemp products high in CBD are called ‘Hemp CBD’ because they typically contain a full spectrum of bioavailable compounds found inside the hemp plant, not just CBD, but many of the 100+ other cannabinoids, fatty acids and terpenes, all with their own respective health-bringing properties. If you want to learn more about hemp read this article.
You may also find not all doctors will prescribe CBD oil due to a lack of experience, education and/or confidence in prescribing such products. Luckily, The Hemp Foundation have already completed some incredible work in educating and surveying over 600 GP’s in New Zealand who are now confidently prescribing CBD oil for patients. According to The Hemp Foundation 89% of 280 GPs surveyed in 2017 did not know about their own endocannabinoid system, despite our Ministry of Health knowing about it for at least ten years.
You may have been researching the benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and have been curious how it works and why. In this short article, we’ll be covering just that along with the details of how to buy CBD Oil in NZ.
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.
The administration of some medicinal cannabis products requires a vaporiser. Vaporisers can be purchased from the NZ supplier, or imported directly. The Misuse of Drugs (Prohibition of Utensils) Notice 2020 sets out that a vaporiser can be imported and sold, only if it has been approved as a medical device by an overseas regulator. This ensures the vaporiser will provide a safe method for administering medicinal cannabis. Other vaporiser devices, and utensils with prohibited features, continue to be prohibited from importation into New Zealand.
Brand substitution cannot take place without the prescriber’s explicit authorisation. As all medicinal cannabis products (except Sativex™) are unapproved medicines, the prescriber has to be satisfied that the brand of medicine prescribed is appropriate for their patient (including having informed consent). Without verification against the MQS or medicines approval, there is no assurance that any two brands contain the same active ingredient(s).
The following sections provide relevant information about the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme for doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the provision of quality medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use by patients.
Importing unverified medicinal cannabis products
Unverified products may only be imported into New Zealand by a registered doctor, or pharmacist pursuant to a prescription, in an amount required for a named patient.
Prescriptions must meet the legal requirements and must specify:
The Ministry is currently producing primer resources on medicinal cannabis for healthcare professionals. These are expected to be available during the second half of 2021.
A licence to import a controlled drug is required for each consignment where the unverified medicinal cannabis product is not a CBD product. Expectations of future prescriptions is not a reasonable excuse to import unverified medicinal cannabis products.