Medical cannabis may provide pain relief to for chronic pain conditions, improving the quality of life for people living in pain and supporting them to manage their symptoms.
Chronic pain can be due to a number of reasons, such as: fibromyalgia, chronic regional pain syndrome, migraines, endometriosis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post operative pain or complications, degenerative disc disease, back and neck pain, pelvic pain, inflammation and injury related.
When traditional treatment methods fail to provide adequate relief, medical cannabis may improve quality of life for people living with neurological conditions.
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After you are prescribed a medicinal cannabis product, you can request and purchase your prescribed product. Your medication will then be delivered to your door. If you prefer, we can send your script to your local pharmacy.
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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.
We consult with patients who suffer from anxiety (generalised and panic attacks), depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), general mood and wellbeing.
There are many CBD products that you may have found available online. However, chances are that you are struggling to find any information about CBD in New Zealand. Here, I discuss and help you understand some of the basics of medicinal cannabis products in NZ.
There are many ways that you can use CBD based products and not all are available in NZ. For example, online you may find oils, capsules, gummies, creams, balms, vapes and even CBD cannabis flower. In NZ, a doctor or cannabis specialist is the best person to discuss with what might be suitable for you. They can help you understand your options and what the most suitable one for you might be.
What CBD oil products can my doctor prescribe to me?
Apart from their strength, the main difference between these CBD oil products is their price. The stronger or more concentrated the bottle is, the more expensive it is likely to be. On average, a bottle of CBD oil will set you back around $200 to $250.
The weakest concentration of CBD oil currently on prescription in NZ is 10mg / mL of CBD and the strongest is up to 150mg / mL of CBD. Some products are full spectrum and broad spectrum, whilst others are CBD isolates. Most come in 25mL to 30mL bottles.
All CBD oil that is sold by prescription in NZ is imported from overseas suppliers. There are several companies operating in this space and these products are only by prescription at you local pharmacy with a script from your GP. These products generally contain between 10mg / ml of CBD and 150mg/ mL of CBD, and prices start at $100 per bottle. There are currently no NZ-made CBD oils available at present.
These cannabinoids as well as their terpenes, which give plants their smell, are the main focus of research, and where most health benefits are coming from.
Currently in New Zealand CBD is available by doctor prescription only. It is ILLEGAL to buy CBD oil and other hemp or cannabis oils online and bring it into NZ without a doctors prescription.
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Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for the famous ‘high’, CBD has no intoxicating effects, in fact, it actually helps reduce the intoxicating effects of THC when they are used together.
You CANNOT legally buy CBD oil from online shops or health stores without a prescription. If you buy CBD from an overseas shop you run the risk of losing it at customs. If you come across a website selling CBD in New Zealand, they are doing so illegally.
All humans are born with a network of cannabinoid receptors, found throughout the entire body. These receptors open up the ability for cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids to benefit our health as we are designed with the ability to absorb and use them.