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CBD Oil - New Zealand

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Updated August 2022

We receive a lot of enquiries from people getting confused between the hemp seed oil products we sell, and CBD oil.

Both are extracted from the hemp plant, with hemp seed oil being cold pressed from the seeds, and CBD oil extracted from the flower of the hemp plant.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a prescription only medicine in New Zealand. We are unable to sell CBD online and you are unable to legally purchase CBD online in New Zealand. The only legal way of obtaining CBD oil is through a doctor’s prescription. 

You may find international websites selling CBD products online and shipping to New Zealand. You run the risk of losing your order to customs if you purchase from these websites.

Who can prescribe CBD Oil?

Any registered medical doctor in New Zealand can prescribe CBD oil. However when asked, most will not prescribe it purely because they aren’t educated in cannabis medicine and don’t feel comfortable prescribing something they aren’t knowledgeable about.

This has resulted in a few doctors specialising in using CBD as a medicine, who offer consultations via tele-medicine as to be accessible to anyone in New Zealand.

CBD Products

If you find a New Zealand CBD oil product online, they cannot legally sell it or ship it, or it is not in fact a real CBD product.

Be careful for misleading products marketing hemp seed oil as CBD oil. While hemp seed oil can contain trace amounts of cannabinoids like CBD, this is not a CBD product. Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds, CBD comes from the flower or bud.

The CBD products that are available legally via prescription in New Zealand are very limited. These are primarily made up of oral drops in glass tinctures.

How much does CBD Oil Cost?

The cost of CBD oil will vary greatly depending on the size of the bottle and the concentration of the oil. For a 30ml bottle in New Zealand containing 1500mg of CBD, you’re looking at around $150-200.

Hemp Seed oil on the other hand is about $25 for a 250ml bottle.

CBD Oil Benefits

The potential benefits of CBD are very broad thanks to the receptors it binds to, which are found throughout the body. Some widely researched and science backed benefits include:

  • Pain Relief
  • Improve Sleep
  • Anxiety Management
  • Acne Treatment
  • Brain Protection
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Substance Abuse Support
  • Diabetes Management
  • Wounds and Burns Treatment

If you want to read more about the difference between CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil we covered it in a blog post here.

If you wish to learn more about CBD and where you can get it, check out New Zealand's CBD information website here.

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to contact us