Where to Buy CBD Oil
in New Zealand
As of January 1st 2020, buying CBD oil online is illegal in New Zealand unless you have a prescription. If you try to import any CBD or hemp oil you run the risk of losing it at customs unless you can provide proof of a prescription for it.
The law changes to buy CBD legally over the counter are in motion but currently, you can only get it legally through a doctors prescription.
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So how can I get CBD Oil?
From a Pharmacy in NZ – Currently, CBD oil is prescription only. This means 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 you do obtain a prescription, 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 mark up.
Buy Online from Overseas – Alternatively, if you have a prescription, you may buy up to 3 months of CBD oil online from overseas, provided the product you purchase meets the definition of a CBD product in New Zealand. This definition is where many people run into problems. New Zealand has an unusual legal definition of CBD which excludes most CBD products found around the world. If you end up going for the online route, to save yourself losing your CBD at customs, make sure you only purchase CBD Isolate or Zero THC products that specifically say No THC. Ask them to include or email you a Certificate of Analysis, proving your product has no THC. This means you will have adequate evidence if customs questions your internationally sourced CBD.
By definition you may only import a product that has a CBD:THC ratio of 50:1 or greater so to avoid any confiscated product, stick with CBD Isolate for now.