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Medicinal Cannabis Information For Healthcare Professionals

If you are a Healthcare Professional, login or register to our information portal for a comprehensive medicinal cannabis resource specifically developed for New Zealand Healthcare Professionals.

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When researching treatment options for patients, we believe no stone should be left unturned.

If you are considering medicinal cannabis for your patients, or have received enquiries, there is a wealth of information available in our HCP portal to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should prescribe.

This information covers all of the considerations you’ll have when wanting to provide the highest level of care for your patient, including the pharmacological effects of the medication, quality and potency, reputability, availability and cost.

With a detailed overview, you’ll have all the information you need to decide whether medicinal cannabis is the right choice for your patients.

You can also visit the Ministry Of Health’s website to find out what medicinal cannabis products have been verified by the Medicinal Cannabis Agency as having met the minimum quality standards.

Frequently asked questions

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What conditions can be treated with medical cannabis in New Zealand?

In New Zealand, medical cannabis can be prescribed for a range of conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer-related symptoms, and palliative care.

How does medical cannabis work in the body?

Medical cannabis interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating various processes such as pain, inflammation, mood, and appetite. The cannabinoids in medical cannabis bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body, producing therapeutic effects.

What are the potential risks and side effects of medical cannabis?

The potential risks and side effects of medical cannabis can include dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, impaired concentration, and short-term memory problems. It can also interact with certain medications, so caution should be exercised in patients taking other drugs. All prescription medicines come with a consumer medicine information which can help guide when prescribing

Are there any age restrictions or special considerations for using medical cannabis?

While there are no specific age restrictions for medical cannabis use in New Zealand, considerations should be made for pediatric and geriatric patients. The risks, benefits, and appropriate dosing should be carefully evaluated in these populations.

How do I find out more information?

If you are a healthcare professional, including pharmacists, please sign up to our free portal by filling in your details above. We will then grant you access to a range of different educational resources, webinars and our product catalogue.