Medicinal Cannabis & CBD Oil in New Zealand

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How does it work?

Whether you are suffering from a mild or severe health condition, medicinal cannabis and CBD oil may be a great natural treatment option. Our dedicated and experienced 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.

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1. Book Your Appointment

All our appointments are carried out by experienced doctors via a video call or an in-person consultation at a time convenient to you. We consult with patients across New Zealand.

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2. Speak To A Doctor

Ask questions and explore treatment options for your health condition(s). If suitable, receive a personalised treatment plan.

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3. Medication Delivered

If you choose to go with our preferred pharmacy, you can have the medication securely shipped to your door. We can also send your script to your local pharmacy. 

Am I eligible for medicinal cannabis?

What is your Medical Condition?

When conventional treatments haven’t worked or there are too many side-effects, that’s when our work begins. These are the most common medical conditions, but it is not an exhaustive list. Don’t worry if your condition is not listed, as we still may be able to help.

Pain 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.

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. 

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Mental Health

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.

Alongside traditional forms of treatment, medical cannabis can provide long-term relief from these conditions.

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Sleep Disorders

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). 

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Inflammatory & Gastrointestinal Conditions

There are many inflammatory and digestive conditions that medicinal cannabis may help including: ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism and so on. 

Medical cannabis can act as a potential alternative when conventional treatment options have failed for patients suffering from inflammatory or gastroenterological issues.

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Neurological Conditions

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.

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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Cancer & Treatment Side Effects

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. 

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.

If you or a loved one suffers from cancer or cancer treatment side effects, we can consult with you about using medicinal cannabis. 

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FAQs.

Is medical cannabis legal in NZ?

Absolutely. Medical cannabis has been a legal prescription medication since 2018. We are one of the leading specialist clinics helping to improve access and prescribe this much needed medication. 

You should only use cannabis under the guidance of your doctor or medical practitioner, especially if you’re suffering from severe health conditions. Start your journey by booking an initial consultation with one of our medicinal cannabis doctors at the Cannabis Clinic.

You can read more about the legality of CBD oil and medicinal cannabis in New Zealand here.

What is CBD oil?

CBD, short for the term ‘cannabidiol’, is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant that has therapeutic potential when it interacts with the body. CBD oil doesn’t cause you to feel impaired or high but rather works alongside a natural hormonal system inside your body called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many of the body’s biological responses, including balancing our body’s immune system, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, sleep and more.

You can read more about CBD oil here.

Does medicinal cannabis work?

Medical cannabis can be used to treat a variety of conditions where other medications and treatments have failed, or if you are experiencing side-effects of treatment. Patients suffering from chronic pain, neuropathy and psychiatric conditions have found benefits. It may also be a good option if you prefer to use plant-based medicines over pharmaceutical medications.  

Medicinal cannabis does not suit everyone, and people react differently. We encourage you to make a booking with one of our experienced doctors to determine if medicinal cannabis is a good treatment option for you.

Can medical cannabis help me?

CBD oil and medical cannabis are currently being used under prescription by patients throughout New Zealand to support a wide range of conditions including pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, sleep, gastrointestinal problems and insomnia. 

CBD oil supplements the body’s own cannabis hormonal system, called the endocannabinoid system. CBD oil may help promote a sense of calmness, relieve anxiety and reduce pain through its anti-inflammatory effects. THC oil may be helpful for sleeping / insomnia and for more severe pain symptoms.

The scientific evidence for medicinal cannabis is limited for some conditions and it is prescribed on a case-by-case basis. If you are not sure if you would benefit from medicinal cannabis, get booked in with one of our doctors today so they can assess your condition and suitability for treatment.

How much does medical cannabis cost in NZ?

Unfortunately, the cost of medicinal cannabis products is not currently subsidised by Pharmac. This means patients will need to fund the cost of treatment themselves. The amount paid will vary depending on the type of product prescribed and the dose recommended by the doctor.

You can learn more about medicinal cannabis pricing here. Our doctors will create a tailored treatment plan to work best for your health symptom(s) in the most cost-effective way. 

What medicinal cannabis products are available in NZ?

There are a range of medicinal cannabis products available under prescription in New Zealand including CBD oils, capsules, and flower. Choosing the right product to suit your requirements is important. Our medical professionals can help you determine which product type is most suitable for your personal health needs.

Can my script be sent to my local pharmacy?

If you choose to go with our preferred pharmacy, you can have the medication securely shipped to your door. We can also send your script to your local pharmacy. 

I live outside of Auckland, can you help?

Absolutely. We consult with patients throughout New Zealand. As long as you have a phone OR can attend a Zoom appointment, we can consult with you about medicinal cannabis and CBD oil in NZ online. Book your consultation today and get started on your journey to a better life.

I already have a prescription from my doctor, can you help?

Yes we can. If your doctor has prescribed you a medicinal cannabis product, we can help. You will be eligible for a discounted initial consultation with one of our experienced doctors to answer any questions and to help start you on your medicinal cannabis journey. After this appointment, you can contact our clinical team at any time with questions or updates about how you are getting on. 

Can I drive while using medical cannabis in NZ?

As long as you do not feel impaired, you can drive whilst taking medicinal cannabis in New Zealand. CBD oil will not cause you to become impaired or affect how you think. However, we recommend you do not drive for at least 8 hours after the ingestion of THC products. It is the individual’s responsibility to remain safe when driving. It is important for you to regularly reassess your ability to drive. If poor coordination, or concentration affects your ability to do household and other tasks, you must not drive. Please discuss this during your consultation with your prescribing doctor. 

Will medicinal cannabis show up on a drug test?

Yes, medicinal cannabis may show up positive on a drug test. This is dependent on the type of product you use – CBD products will not give a positive result, however, THC products will be detected. Please discuss this during your consultation with your prescribing doctor. 

Keep in mind you are entitled to use a legal prescription medication and we can support you with your employer by providing letters of support and advocacy if required. We are here to help you on your journey and support you in any way. 

Can I take medicinal cannabis if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding we recommend you wait before trialing medicinal cannabis. At the moment, scientific studies on safety whilst pregnant or breastfeeding are inconclusive.