How to buy CBD Oil

in New Zealand

As of July 1st 2020, CBD oil is still a prescription only medicine in New Zealand. You need a medical professional to write you a prescription and then have them or a pharmacy source you the CBD oil. We hope to see this change in the future to match global trends with many other countries allowing CBD to be purchased online and over the counter but for now you can only get it legally through a doctors prescription.

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So how can I get CBD oil now?

Our recommendation - Telemedicine

The fastest most cost effective way of obtaining CBD oil right now is through a tele-medicine consultation. No matter where in the country you are located, you can book a time slot with a doctor, have a consultation over the phone or video call, have a prescription written if suitable, then have the CBD oil couriered to you.

You can book one of these with the Appearance Medicine & Wellness Centre. Below is a link to their website to find out more about the consultations they offer.

Have your Doctor Prescribe and Source it

As CBD oil is regarded as a prescription only medicine you need to see a doctor that is willing to write you a prescription in order to get hold of CBD legally. Note, not all doctors are willing to prescribe CBD oil. If they haven’t yet taken the time to learn about it and understand what CBD is and what it does, they are unlikely to just write you a prescription.

If your doctor is willing to, they can prescribe it and source the oil. They can either import it or buy it from a domestic supplier for patients under their care. Individuals cannot legally buy CBD online.

From a Pharmacy in NZ

If you have obtained a prescription from your doctor, any pharmacy can order in some CBD for you if they don’t have it on hand. However, this can be extremely expensive depending on the pharmacy’s markup.

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