What is Hemp CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) & what are its benefits?
Hemp / cannabis derived CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) is a powerful non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid (plant compound) found in varying amounts in Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Ruderalis and Cannabis Sativa. Cannabidiol has become known for its neuroprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and benefits that extend to treating dozens of significant health issues.
Our growers have focussed on creating hybrid strains that are high in CBD but somewhat lower in THC, the compound that produces the ‘high’. The CBD Oil component accounts for at least 40% of the total cannabinoids extracted from the plant. CBD has proven to be effective as an alternative or complement to conventional drugs, treatments and therapies. CBD Oil can be used in all the following ways:
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Anti-insomnia – use CBD Oil to aid sleep & relaxation
Neuro-protective – use CBD Oil to prevent nervous system degeneration
Bone stimulant – use CBD Oil to promote bone growth
Immunomodulator – use CBD Oil to reduce or increase immune response
Anti-inflammatory- use CBD Oil to reduce inflammation
Analgesic – use CBD Oil to reduce & manage pain
Anti-ischemic – reduce risk of artery blockage
Anti-catabolic – CBD Oil to reduce muscle wastage (sports, bodybuilding, post-operative)
Antiemetic – use CBD Oil to reduce vomiting & nausea
Anxiolytic / antidepressant – use CBD Oil to reduce anxiety & depression
Appetite stimulant – use CBD Oil to increase appetite
Anorectic – use CBD Oil to suppress appetite
Anti-spasmodic – use CBD Oil to suppress muscle spasms
Vasorelaxant – use CBD Oil to reduce tension in blood vessel walls
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Along with CBD (Cannabidiol) our full extract products contain amounts CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBC; plus Terpenes, Phenols, and Flavonoids, all of which contribute to the so called entourage effect. Our pure CBD Oil is produced using the gentle super-critical CO2 fluid extraction method.
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How to understand CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) product strength and calculate your CBD dosage
Use this equation to calculate product strength:
MG PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (ml container volume) >> e.g 750mg ÷ 30ml = 25mg per ml
Use this equation to calculate cost per ml
PRICE PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (unit price) >> e.g. 750mg ÷ $108 = $6.94 per mg
As a guide for dosage: 1 drop = .05ml / 20 drops = 1ml
Therapeutic effects of CBD and THC found in cannabis.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications - due to clinical reports showing the lack of side effects, particularly a lack of psychoactivity (as is typically associated with ∆9-THC), and non-interference with several psychomotor learning and psychological functions.
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Is CBD legal in New Zealand? - 13 June 2019 NZ update
Can CBD oil products be imported into NZ?Whilst we cannot guarantee delivery without a prescription, we have been successfully shipping to NZ for several years with no customs seizures or delays that we are aware of. Some of our customers have provided prescriptions or letters to date but most have not. It is possible that NZ customs might seize your product - if this happens we understand that you would be notified by the department. This has not happened to any of our customers to date so far as we are aware so you should normally receive your CBD oil and other products in NZ in 2-3 weeks from when you order.
Our CBD products contain less than the NZ legal maximum of 2% THC at around 0.02%. The legal advice we have had from our NZ lawyer. is that (no or low THC) CBD products are technically legal in NZ with or without a prescription or doctors / practitioners letter; however we would recommend the former if possible. Patients are allowed to order & import up to 3 months of supply.
All the raw materials used by our manufacturers are grown on certified organic farms and is processed to ensure and maintain quality and integrity. Our products are manufactured in labs that have certification for the USA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certification in keeping with the international standard for Global Food Safety (GFSI) Certification for the Processing Industry.
The below information is edited from the original article at NORML.ORG.NZ in August 2017..
NZ begins to open up to CBD reform
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced Cannabidiol (CBD) will remain a controlled drug with restrictions expected to be lifted in September so that GPs and other doctors can prescribe CBD to patients without needing special approval.
As is widely known, CBD is not psychoactive in the way that THC is and helps people with a range of conditions. CBD can be made from legal hemp crops, and is available in many countries.
Despite CBD not being listed in the Misuse of Drugs Act, the NZ Ministry of Health still maintains CBD as a Class B1 controlled drug that requires special Ministerial approval under the 1977 Misuse of Drugs regulations.
Mr Dunne says the changes are “the culmination of a process which I began early this year after receiving independent advice from the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs”. This was itself a result of Nelson lawyer Sue Grey’s threat of legal action against the Ministry of Health (supported by NORML).
NORML believes these changes will help some patients – eventually – but more could be done. CBD will remain a controlled drug – and that means a lot. Although it will be easier to prescribe CBD will remain a controlled drug with currently no approved products. For the present, manufacture in NZ will remain difficult if not impossible.
Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2017 for CBD:
- exempt CBD products with up to 2% of other cannabinoids usually found in cannabis from the requirement for Ministerial approval to prescribe;
- exempt pharmacies, medical practitioners, and wholesalers from the requirement to have an import licence for CBD products with up to 2% other cannabinoids;
- exempt CBD products with up to 2% other cannabinoids from the controlled drug records and stock keeping requirements;
- extend the allowable period of supply for CBD products with up to 2% other cannabinoids from one month to three;
- exempt CBD products with up to 2% other cannabinoids from the requirement to be prescribed on a triplicate form; and
- exempt specific controlled drugs that require refrigeration from the requirement to be stored in a safe in a pharmacy.
What does it mean?
CBD will remain a controlled drug, but will be easier to prescribe.
Doctors will be able to prescribe approved products (when and if any are approved), or unapproved products manufactured overseas.
Patients with prescriptions will be able to buy their own from overseas and have up to three month’s supply sent to New Zealand, or they can have their prescription filled locally if their prescriber, pharmacy or a pharmaceutical company brings it in for them (controlled drugs are not allowed to be stockpiled).
There will be a 2% tolerance for trace amounts of other cannabinoids, as this means that botanically-sourced (ie, natural) cannabis can be used rather than having to make CBD in a lab.
It will remain very difficult to register products made from cannabis plants. Controlled drugs can only be manufactured in NZ for research or study, not commercial purposes. Registering an approved product requires clinical trials, which could take years, and can only be conducted using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified cannabis. Importing or distributing medical cannabis products requires permits which can only be obtained by research institutions or pharmaceutical companies.
Unapproved products will also need to be GMP-grade, or the prescribing doctor can expect close and ongoing scrutiny. For many doctors it will be too hard and too risky for them to prescribe unapproved products.
The Auckland isthmus was settled by Māori around 1350, and was prized for its fertile land. Many pā - fortified villages - were created, mostly on the tops of the volcanic hills. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the population in the region would have been 20,000. The arrival of firearms at the end of the eighteenth century, beginning in Northland, led to devastating intertribal warfare starting around 1807. Those who lacked new weapons sought refuge in inland areas less exposed to coastal raids. The region had fairly low numbers of Māori when European settlement of New Zealand began. Early in 1832, Joseph Brooks Weller, eldest son of the Weller brothers of Otago and Sydney (AU), purchased land including the area containing the modern city of Auckland, the North Shore area, and part of Rodney District for "one large cask of powder" from "Cohi Rangatira".
The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in February 1840 and the new Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, chose Auckland as his new capital and named it for the then Viceroy of India George Eden, Earl of Auckland. The land that Auckland was established on was given to the Governor by a local iwi (People), Ngāti Whātua, as a sign of goodwill and with the hope that the building of a city would attract commercial and political opportunities. Auckland was founded on 18 September 1840 and was officially declared New Zealand's capital in 1841. In 1842 the transfer of the administration from the town of Russell (now Old Russell) in the Bay of Islands to Auckland was. However, even in 1840 Port Nicholson (later renamed Wellington) was seen as a better choice for an administrative capital because of its proximity to the South Island, and Wellington became the capital in 1865. After losing its status as capital, Auckland remained the principal city of the Auckland Province until the provincial system was abolished in 1876.
In the mid-1840s, in response to the ongoing rebellion by Hone Heke, the government encouraged retired but otherwise healthy British soldiers and their families to migrate to Auckland to form a defense perimeter around the port settlement as garrison soldiers. By 1848, the northern rebels had been defeated. Othe defensive towns were then constructed to the south, creating a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east. The four settlements each had about 800 settlers: all the men were fully armed in case of emergency but spent most of their time clearing the land and establishing roads.
Road building towards Waikato, enabled Pākehā (European New Zealanders) influence to spread southward from Auckland. Auckland's population grew quite quickly from 1,500 in 1841 to 12,423 in the period to 1864. Corresponding population growth occurred similarly to other mercantile-dominated areas, mostly around the port causing overcrowding and pollution. Auckland's population of ex-soldiers was much greater than that of other settlements - around 50 percent of the population was Irish, contrasting heavily with the majority English background settlers in Wellington, Christchurch or New Plymouth. Many of the Irish were from Protestant Ulster. Most of settlers in the early period were assisted by receiving cheap passage by ship to New Zealand.
There remain inconsistent or unclear rules in many countries regarding the legality of CBD products. In some countries there is a risk for people buying online that their order may be delayed or confiscated by customs. Before ordering please ensure that you have read and understood our shipping policy which states that we cannot refund on orders that have been delayed or seized by your domestic customs service.