Cannabis and CBD Oil

Medical Cannabis & CBD Oil Information In New Zealand 2021

Your online resource for all things CBD and Cannabis related in New Zealand.

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Information on Medical Cannabis and CBD in New Zealand


Important Information

This website is for informational purposes only. Consult with your doctor before using medical cannabis. A valid prescription is required to use CBD in New Zealand. You cannot buy any CBD products through this website.


What Is
Cbd Oil?

One of the most extensively researched molecules in 2021

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, classed as a cannabinoid. It has drawn the most attention recently as a key driver behind the legalisation of cannabis due to the growing amount of research into its potential application in human health and well-being.

Why Is Cbd
So Good?

All humans are born with a network of cannabinoid receptors, found throughout the entire body. These receptors open up the ability for cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids to benefit our health as we are designed with the ability to absorb and use them.

The main receptors, called CB1 and CB2 bind and interact with cannabinoids, resulting in the active compounds in cannabis to be extremely well absorbed and used by our bodies. Aside from cannabis, there are other plant-based foods such as chocolate and black pepper that contain cannabinoids, as well as the small amounts that we naturally produce.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid in cannabis responsible for the famous ‘high’, CBD has no intoxicating effects, in fact, it actually helps reduce the intoxicating effects of THC when they are used together.

CBD is commonly consumed as an oil and is extracted from the resin glands of the female cannabis plant.

Benefits Of Cbd Oil

The benefits of CBD are extremely vast. While most have been clinically studied some are anecdotal and have been passed on through centuries of use. The key reported benefits of CBD oil are:

Cancer Management

Blood Pressure Control

Epilepsy Support

Pain Management

Autoimmune Disease Management

Anxiety & PMS

Appetite & Weight Loss

IBS, Colitis & Crones

Brain Health

Diabetes &Blood Sugar Control


Woundsand Burns



Acne Treatment


The chemistry of cannabis is quite complex

There are over 400 chemicals in cannabis with about 80 unique cannabinoids not found in any other plant.

These cannabinoids as well as their terpenes, which give plants their smell, are the main focus of research, and where most health benefits are coming from.

All The Information You Will Need

Knowledge Base

Want to learn about the cannabis plant? In our knowledge base we break down everything you need to know about cannabis from how it works in the human body, to all its molecular components and how to use it.

The Cannabis Library

There is a growing mountain of scientific evidence to support the use of the cannabis plant in medicine. Here you can view the research for more than 40 conditions than cannabis and its extracts can help with.

New Zealand Cannabis Regulation

Currently in New Zealand CBD is available by doctor prescription only. It is ILLEGAL to buy CBD oil and other hemp or cannabis oils online and bring it into NZ without a doctors prescription.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to all your CBD and cannabis questions on our FAQ page.

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Getting hold of CBD Oil in New Zealand (2021)

As at April 1st 2021 CBD is legal in New Zealand but only via a doctor’s prescription. If you have a doctor open to the use of CBD oil, they can write you a prescription for it. You can then request CBD from a local pharmacy or your doctor can source it. To learn more about how to get CBD in NZ check out more on our Buying CBD Oil Page.

If you don’t have a regular doctor or are looking for somewhere to get a prescription our best recommendation to help people all over New Zealand is book a tele-medicine consultation. You can have a consultation from the comfort of your own home with a doctor over a video or phone call and be prescribed and couriered oil that way.

You CANNOT legally buy CBD oil from online shops or health stores without a prescription. If you buy CBD from an overseas shop you run the risk of losing it at customs. If you come across a website selling CBD in New Zealand, they are doing so illegally.

To read more check out the Guidelines from the Ministry of Health Regarding CBD Oil here.


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