cbd nz

Cbd nz

For products that have not been approved by the Ministry of Health, the prescriber needs to apply for approval from the Minister of Health on specialist recommendation for a particular patient for a specific use. For more details on the considerations when assessing these applications, see ministerial approvals.

The THC component of cannabis-based products is not appropriate for people who:

What is the dose of medicinal cannabis?

Evidence is lacking to support the use of cannabis-based products for depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism, ulcerative colitis, Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma and Crohn’s disease.

Recreational cannabis is the use of cannabis without any medical reason for the purpose of getting ‘high’.


Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Agency, NZ, 2007

Cbd nz

A doctor can prescribe a CBD product that hasn’t met the quality standard, but the prescription has to be for a named patient. The doctor must import the CBD product themselves or get a pharmacy to import it on their behalf.

Both CBD and THC interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. There is more to be learned about this system, but research has found it affects various functions including mood, appetite, movement and the immune system.

Can I buy it overseas?

CBD products are classified as prescription medicines. So you’ll need a prescription from your doctor. You can’t get more than a three-month supply at one time.

Can I buy it here?

Scientific research on the effectiveness of CBD to treat medical conditions is in its early stages. There’s some clinical evidence CBD, by itself, may be effective in treating epilepsy, psychosis, anxiety, and movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis.