If you are a patient that is interested in the potential of medicinal cannabis, your first step is to talk with your healthcare provider.
When speaking with them it is vital that you have access to reliable, up to date and relevant information. As this is a relatively new industry for New Zealanders, it can be difficult to find comprehensive information concerning medicinal cannabis products and treatment options. It can also be difficult to decipher what is true, what is false and what is relevant to your health.
To clear up this uncertainty, NUBU wanted to create a resource specifically for New Zealand patients that would provide the best information possible around medicinal cannabis. If you are a New Zealander that is interested in finding out more information, you can sign up to receive a downloadable information paper, Growing Potential: An Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand, a resource that has been specifically developed for New Zealand patients.
This paper covers the history of cannabis in New Zealand, the science of the plant and how it interacts with the human body (the Endocannabinoid system), scientific evidence of the therapeutic benefits / conditions that medicinal cannabis is prescribed for, and finally how you can access medicinal cannabis products through the medicinal cannabis scheme in New Zealand.
To access the downloadable information packet, enter your details in the form to the right and you will be emailed a link to access the download.
The field of medicinal cannabis is constantly developing and as more research on the medical benefits of cannabis is completed more information will become available. If you cannot find the information relevant to you in the paper please send us an email. We are always more than happy to answer any questions we can.