Possessing cannabis is illegal, whatever you’re using it for. That includes medical use unless it has been prescribed for you.
They tend to only contain very small amounts of CBD, so it’s not clear what effect they would have.
It would only be considered when other treatments were not suitable or had not helped.
Will the laws on cannabis be relaxed?
“Pure” products that only contain CBD, such as Epidyolex, do not carry these unknown risks linked with THC.
There is some evidence medical cannabis can help certain types of pain, though this evidence is not yet strong enough to recommend it for pain relief.
CBD can also affect how your liver works, so doctors would need to monitor you regularly.
A prescription for medical cannabis would only be given when it was believed to be in your best interests, and when other treatments had not worked or were not suitable.
Until the FDA relaxes its stance on cannabis-based products, this situation is unlikely to change. So, however, you get hold of your CBD, be sure to choose a brand that you can trust. Don’t get sucked in by flashy packaging or low prices, but look for a company that is well-established, reliable, and has positive customer reviews.
We have not included the specific details of CBD laws in individual states as they are continually being updated. If you want to know whether you need a written recommendation for CBD oil in your area, we recommend that you contact your local health department for further information.
In this article, we explore the confusing laws surrounding cannabis-based medicine and whether you need a prescription for CBD oil. Read on to find out more.
Where Can You Buy CBD Oil Over the Counter?
Thanks to the illegal status of cannabis for the last century, research into the plant has been severely lacking. Its use as a supplement or food additive is also currently unapproved.
At the time of writing, a total of 33 states have medical marijuana laws in place. If you are lucky enough to live in one of these states, you can apply for a medical card and get access to a whole range of different cannabis-based products.
If you live in a more liberal state, you may also find CBD in specialist stores. There have even been reports of the cannabinoid being sold at gas stations in some states! Whether these products are reliable or not is an entirely different matter, though.
For some of our top-rated CBD oils, check out this article on the Top CBD Oil Brands for 2021.
No, hemp oil also known as hemp seed oil does not require a prescription in NZ. Hemp oil is not medicinal at all and is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is good as a dietary supplement for healthy fats or as a salad dressing and you can purchase it from your local supermarket.
Simply fill out an online consultation request form and we will be in touch to arrange and make it happen.
2. Consult with the Cannabis Clinic and see an experienced cannabis doctor
Yes, THC can also be legally prescribed by a GP in NZ. You can learn all about THC prescriptions and products here.
Hi Tina, thanks for asking. It is great to know that you are optimistic about your GP, lucky you! Regardless of who prescribes CBD oil, the cost is relatively similar. Products are from $70 all the way to over $400, depending on which is on the script and also to which pharmacy you go to. If it is easier for you, once you have the prescription, we do a free nurse consultation who can guide you and your son to the most suitable and priced products on the dispensary and we can help with any follow up or advice as you need over time. You will find the pricing here to be very sharp as we are very keen for plant based medicines. Good luck, let me know if you need any help!
I’ve had 8 back operations with extensive rods, bolts ended up chronic pain syndrome, and while I was at work in 2018, slipped on a ramp fell landed on my bottom and have damage organs,nerve damage and chronic pain in bottom area as more move etc or try sit pressure I fly off the radar, they did excessive test found now not broken coccyx but damaged and hurt the joint in-between. Started physio but as I said pain in coccyx area over above chronic pain that it stops me sleeping, eating etc.