We work with patients and their families with may different forms of cancer in all stages. While research is still ongoing regarding medical cannabis use for the direct treatment of cancer, medical cannabis may have a positive effect on the overall wellbeing of patients with oncological conditions and symptoms.
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.
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We work with patients who suffer from a variety of neurological conditions including: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy (children and adults), autism spectrum disorder, migraines, tremors, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, motor neurone disease and others.
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.
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.
Whether you are suffering from a mild or severe health condition, CBD oil and medicinal cannabis may be a great natural treatment option. Our dedicated team will provide you with ongoing support and will answer any questions you have. We are passionate about the role of cannabinoids and plant-based medicine in modern healthcare. All our friendly and trained medical professionals know, and believe in, medicinal cannabis.
Today, the difference between cannabis and hemp is a legal one. In most countries, legal documents are stating ‘the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.’ Plants that exceed 0.3% are referred to as ‘cannabis.’
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.
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.
WHAT IS CBD OIL
What we commonly call ‘industrial hemp’ as opposed to a hybrid as described previously, is original landrace species that have not been selectively bred. These are in their natural state as they were thousands of years ago.
Prior to April 1st 2020, importing CBD was a cost-effect method of being able to buy CBD oil in New Zealand. Now, with current regulations, you are unable to do this. The reason for this is that as CBD oil and other cannabis products became more popular with the explosion of scientific evidence around cannabis efficacy, many products were produced to meet market demand with some companies making claims that were far from accurate
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.
If you want to buy CBD Oil NZ you’ll need a prescription from a licenced medical professional.
Medical practitioners should ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the Medicines Act 1981 and the Medsafe guidance on the Use of Unapproved Medicines and Unapproved Use of Medicines.
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).
Medical devices, including vaporisers, must be notified to WAND by the importer, manufacturer or supplier. Please see the Medsafe guidance for more information.
Unverified medicinal cannabis products
Prescriptions must meet the legal requirements and must specify:
Any medicinal cannabis product which is not a CBD product is a Class B1 controlled drug. These may contain any level of cannabinoids and include all dried flower products.
A doctor may not prescribe a medicinal cannabis product that has not been verified as meeting the minimum quality standard unless approval for a named patient has been granted by the Minister of Health following an application from a relevant medical specialist or the Chief Medical Officer of a District Health Board.
If you are uncertain whether a specific vaporiser has been approved as a medical device, please contact [email protected] .