Takapuna leads the way in cannabis trade – Rangitoto Observer, 28 September 2023
Takapuna has been revealed as the ‘cannabis capital’ of New Zealand, due to the success of a local clinic specialising in medicinal uses of cannabis and a nearby partner pharmacy which is distributing prescriptions nationwide. Read more here.
Medicinal cannabis clinic sees increasing demand for pain and stress issues – Stuff, 25 September 2023
The Cannabis Clinic in Richmond has been open just over a week but lead doctor William Parkyn said they have been fully booked so far and there is a waitlist to see one of the three doctors on site. Read more here.
It’s been legal for years, but medicinal cannabis users are still being penalised – The Spinoff, 29 August 2023
People who use medicinal cannabis in New Zealand are not seeking to get high, but they’re facing repercussions from police and their employers. It’s time the law caught up, argues Clare Halford, a doctor who prescribes it. Read more here.
Regions First Dedicated Cannabis Clinic – Nelson Weekly, 9 August 2023
Increased demand for medicinal cannabis has seen the opening of a dedicated prescription clinic in Richmond. Lead doctor at the clinic, William Parkyn, says they are already seeing 250 patients in the Nelson Tasman region online, with a 57% growth in patient numbers in the last six months. Read more here.
New Zealand’s medical cannabis industry to benefit from amended regulations, July 2023
New Zealand’s Medicinal Cannabis Agency has received approval to make a number of changes to the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. These changes involve amending regulations to better support economic and research opportunities for the medicinal cannabis industry. Read more here.
Breaking the Cannabis Stigma – The Marlborough Sun, July 2023
“The Cannabis Clinic had a stall at the Marlborough Home & Garden Show at the weekend. Chris Valli met and spoke with Business Development Manager Lisa Gadsby about the medicinal and holistic benefits of cannabis as a plant based medicine.” Read the full article here.
I Was in Constant Pain Until I Tried Medicinal Cannabis: An Endometriosis Sufferer’s Story of Becoming her Own Advocate – Capsule NZ, July 2023
Can medicinal cannabis be the answer to stubborn, chronic pain? The founder of Endo Warriors Aotearoa says it was a “total game-changer” for her. Dr Clare Halford explains why. Read the full article here.
Research Suggests CBD Oil May Enhance Effects of THC – Woman+ article, June 2023
Dr Clare Halford offers Woman+ her insight and wisdom on the use of medicinal cannabis and her dissatisfaction with New Zealand’s healthcare system. Read the full article here.
NewsTalkZB radio interview with Dr Waseem Alzaher – June 2023
A Haze of Hope – Verve Magazine, August 2023
Since opening in 2018, The Cannabis Clinic has consulted with more than 20,000 New Zealanders, including children and patients in palliative care.
Over 75,000 medicinal cannabis prescriptions issued since scheme launched – NewsTalkZB article, June 2023
Dr Waseem advises there’s been an uptick in people coming from illegal to legal cannabis as prices reduce.
Career change for NZ Hempress founder Lisa Gadsby – NZ Herald Article, June 2023
NZ Hempress NZ founder Lisa Gadsby is embarking on a new phase in medicinal cannabis as the Cannabis Clinic’s new Business Development Manager.
Dr Clare says ‘conservative mindset’ needs to change – Stuff Article, May 2023
Two medicinal cannabis patients say they’ve been told they can’t take the legally prescribed medication at work, despite the strain being non-psychoactive.
Man’s medicinal cannabis finally returned after police stop – Stuff Article, May 2023
The man who had his prescription cannabis medication taken by police has finally had it returned – 11 days after it was confiscated.
Hawke’s Bay Cannabis Clinic room opens in Havelock North, doctor surprised at demand for prescriptions – NZ Herald, April 2023
Hawke’s Bay Cannabis Clinic opens in Havelock North, doctor surprised at demand for prescriptions
Patrick Gower: On All The Drugs takes on drug reform in NZ – NZ Herald, Dec 2022
His journey takes him from watching young people snort MDMA at a house party to our Clinic where he’s prescribed legal medicinal cannabis.
Ministry of Health approves homegrown cannabis to be turned into medicine for Kiwi patients – Newshub, Sept 2022
From today, New Zealand-grown medicinal cannabis can be prescribed here for the first time.
Q and A with Dr Clare Halford, a Medical Cannabis Doctor, and Ben Whitson, a Cannabis Specialist Nurse.
It’s your favourite duo, from the one and only Cannabis Clinic. And we’re LIVE here from midday today until around 4pm to answer any and all questions you may have about the green stuff!
Radio NZ Interview April 2022
Dr Waseem Alzaher of Cannabis Clinic is asked on his thoughts on the government’s latest pledge of 13 million dollars to be invested in a medicinal cannabis development company.
NZ Herald (Article) March 2022
Auckland grandma becomes first to legally use dried cannabis flower to relief her pain
Cannabiz (Article) July 2021
Clinic Launches New Zealand’s First Medicinal Cannabis ID Card
RE (Video) June 2021
Two People Who Need Medicinal Cannabis: One Legally & One On The Black Market
Stuff (Article) March 2021
Medical Cannabis Offers Help for Child Conditions, But Cost Out of Reach for Many.
Southland Times (Article) October 2020
Southlanders Reluctant To Ask For Medicinal Cannabis
NZ Doctor (Article) October 2020
Steady Rise in Demand for Medicinal Cannabis but High Cost Still a Factor
Stuff (Article) October 2020
Southland Medical Cannabis Users Treating Chronic Pain
Stuff (Article) October 2020
CBD Oil As Easy To Buy Online As Clothes, Says Customer
Sunlive October 2020
Medicinal Cannabis Prescriptions Increase in NZ
NZ Herald (Article) October 2020
Medicinal Cannabis Prescriptions Rise Steeply in First Six Months of 2020
That’s So Chronic (Podcast) October 2020
Spotlight on Medicinal Cannabis
Good Magazine October 2020
Data Reveals Medicinal Cannabis Being Prescribed for a Variety of Purposes
Buzzykiwi (Video) September 2020
Doctor and Herbalist – Cannabis Conversation
Stuff (Article) September 2020
The Real Cost of Medicinal Cannabis – Separating Fact from Fiction