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Your guide to medicinal cannabis

From health & wellness to the latest research, we aim to strengthen your knowledge, inspire your health journey and empower you with the right information to make a decision on whether medicinal cannabis could be right for you.

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This infographic shows some of the amazing health benefits of cannabis. The most common use for cannabis in New Zealand currently is for pain control. However it is also a fantastic muscle relaxant, and it has been used with great success to manage nausea and insomnia. This infographic is not all inclusive. As always, Organic Genetics suggests talking with your Dr. openly to see if THC or CBD products could be right for you.

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Health benefits of cannabis

Health Benefits of Cannabis

This infographic shows some of the amazing health benefits of cannabis. The most common use for cannabis in New Zealand currently is for pain control. However it is also a fantastic muscle relaxant, and it has been used with great success to manage nausea and insomnia. This infographic is not all inclusive. As always, Organic Genetics suggests talking with your Dr. openly to see if THC or CBD products could be right for you.

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Travelling with medicinal cannabis products

Over the Summer break we had a lot of questions from patients wondering what the laws and regulations are when travelling with your prescription medication. Despite being legal in New Zealand, there are a few things to consider before flying with your medicinal cannabis on board.

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Accessing medicinal cannabis in New Zealand

Medicinal cannabis is now legal

In 2017, the Government introduced legislation to develop a medicinal cannabis industry in New Zealand. Regulations to support that Bill came into force on the 1st of April 2020. Under the new scheme, medicinal cannabis is now legal with a prescription from your doctor.

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Thinking of trying CBD? Here’s what you need to know.

When you think of a cannabis “high,” you’re probably thinking of the effects of THC, the psychoactive substance that is associated with heady euphoria. CBD, on the other hand, leaves patients clear-headed while still being associated with some positive effects of the plant, such as pain relief and relaxation.

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A quick guide to our bodies Endocannabinoid System

Did you realize we had a whole system inside our bodies named after cannabis?

We do. The endocannabinoid system was discovered in 1992 and was named due to the similarity between the endocannabinoids and previously discovered phytocannabinoids such as CBD and THC.

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Cannabis as a powerful plant-based nutrient source?

Traditionally, consumers have been most familiar with dried, cured cannabis flower buds. Today, more and more people have access to raw cannabis in the form of living plants, fan leaves, sugar leaves, raw flower buds, fresh leaf trim, seeds, stems, stalks, and more.

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How Can Cannabis Help With The Management Of Stress?

Did you know that 25% of New Zealanders have poor mental well-being? A study commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) last year shows that a quarter of New Zealanders currently has poor levels of mental and emotional wellbeing, including nearly a third of women.

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What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. Both of these interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body and brain, but they differ dramatically in their effects.

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An Introduction to Medicinal Cannabis

Cannabis is an incredible powerful plant family that has been used by people for lots of different medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years. But what is it that makes cannabis stand out from other plants?

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