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does cbd oil require a prescription

We exist to try & help those patients who have chronic and debilitating conditions, and whose previous treatments have not been effective. You are always welcome to consult with one of our doctors at the clinic to get advice about medicinal cannabis and find out if using such products may be suitable for you.

Yes, CBD oil is a prescription-only medicine in NZ. This means the only way for you to legally obtain CBD oil is to have it prescribed by a doctor. Overseas you can buy CBD oil off the counter, but this is not the case yet in NZ. Having it prescribed by a doctor ensures you are receiving high quality and accurate medical advice.

Can doctors prescribe CBD?And more!

No, hemp oil also known as hemp seed oil does not require a prescription in NZ. Hemp oil is not medicinal at all and is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is good as a dietary supplement for healthy fats or as a salad dressing and you can purchase it from your local supermarket.

The products themselves (CBD oil) usually start at $79 and can go all the way to $400, depending on their strength. For most people, CBD oil costs around $3-5 per day to use on a moderate daily dose.

The cost to get a CBD oil prescription is the cost of your doctor’s appointment. If you consult with us here at the Cannabis Clinic, our prices start at $99. However, the initial consultation is only part of the overall cost.

And it is only likely to be prescribed for a small number of patients.

Nabiximols (Sativex) is a cannabis-based medicine that is sprayed into the mouth.

It would only be considered when other treatments were not suitable or had not helped.

How do I get a prescription?

A hospital specialist might consider prescribing medical cannabis if:

The government has no intention of legalising the use of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) use.

It is licensed in the UK for people with MS-related muscle spasticity that has not got better with other treatments.

Many people having chemotherapy will have periods where they feel sick or vomit.