Medical devices, including vaporisers, must be notified to WAND by the importer, manufacturer or supplier. Please see the Medsafe guidance for more information.
All cannabidiol (CBD) products are prescription medicines. A CBD product may contain only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and certain other related substances and cannot contain any other controlled drugs or psychoactive substances. See a detailed definition of a CBD product.
Quality-verified products or approved medicines should be trialled before unverified products are prescribed. Unverified products have no assurance of quality or of the specified active cannabinoid content on the product label.
Please contact the Medicinal Cannabis Agency for more information ( [email protected] ).
Prescriptions for medicinal cannabis products:
A licence to import a controlled drug is required for each consignment where the unverified medicinal cannabis product is not a CBD product. Expectations of future prescriptions is not a reasonable excuse to import unverified medicinal cannabis products.
A medicinal cannabis product is a prescription medicine which is either dried cannabis or a pharmaceutical dosage form containing one or more ingredients extracted from the Cannabis plant. All medicinal cannabis products are subject to the requirements of the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme and must meet the minimum quality standard. Except for Sativex™, all medicinal cannabis products are unapproved medicines. There are two broad categories of medicinal cannabis products which are detailed below.
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Throughout cannabis prohibition, hybrids have been created by selective breeding between specific species to express desired traits, again, think of apples. Most breeders concentrated on increasing THC to increase the psychoactive effects. This has led to what we commonly think of as cannabis today.
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Hemp products high in CBD are called ‘Hemp CBD’ because they typically contain a full spectrum of bioavailable compounds found inside the hemp plant, not just CBD, but many of the 100+ other cannabinoids, fatty acids and terpenes, all with their own respective health-bringing properties. If you want to learn more about hemp read this article.
Due to the overwhelming amount of evidence in the medical literature on CBD and the effectiveness of products derived from hemp, many products have been developed and later approved by governments to be prescribed by medical practitioners. At this time, cannabis products in New Zealand are regulated by Medsafe and the Ministry of Health.
Most do not contain much more than a few tenths of a percent of THC, and the CBD is typically only a few percent. There are some landraces in Africa and Asia that do contain a significant amount of THC and low CBD. There are some of what were originally used to increase THC during prohibition.
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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.
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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.
When traditional treatment methods fail to provide adequate relief, medical cannabis may improve quality of life for people living with neurological conditions.