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The CannaPlus+

Behind every successful clinic is a team of expert doctors, that’s why here at CannaPlus+ we had a unique checklist when choosing our physicians to fulfil our mission.

Not only were we looking for leaders in their field, but also a team united by a real desire to make a difference in everyday Kiwi’s lives.

At CannaPlus+, we boast a carefully selected team of renowned, highly qualified senior consultants with specialties across multiple fields including oncology, palliative care, dermatology, acute and chronic pain, inflammation, gut health, joint issues and muscular pain.

We are committed to cater to a broad spectrum of patients across a breadth of health concerns.

Find out how we can help you, or your patient, lead a better quality of life.

Collaborating for good

We’re firm believers in the power of many. That’s why we’ve aligned with sector leaders, who have experience and success backed by research and evidence in the field.

We have partnered with doctors across the country, with clinics operating in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Queenstown, as well as our telemedicine platform which helps us support all Kiwis wherever you are.

Frequently asked Questions

What is CBD and THC?

There are chemical compounds in Medicinal Cannabis called cannabinoids; there are many different cannabinoids in medicinal cannabis, with THC and CBD being the two main active cannabinoids within the plant.


THC is responsible for the psychoactive and euphoric effects of the Medicinal Cannabis plant and has various clinical applications. CBD is not psychoactive and not addictive and is used to treat a variety of clinical conditions. CannaPlus+ Clinic will help you determine the ratio of THC and CBD to achieve therapeutic benefits.

What conditions can Medicinal Cannabis help with?

Patients who visit CannaPlus+ are often experiencing symptoms related to:

  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Glaucoma
  • PTSD and more
How should I store my Medicinal Cannabis?

Store your Medicinal Cannabis in a cool, dry place. Keep your medication out of reach of children.

How can I take my Medicinal Cannabis?

Medicinal Cannabis products can be inhaled, ingested or applied topically through different product types. A doctor will discuss the various options and make a recommendation as part of your personalised treatment plan.

When should I take my Medicinal Cannabis?

The rule of thumb is to start low and increase as needed. Please refer to the dosing schedule provided by your doctor. You can reach out to them at any time with questions about your treatment plan.

Can I drive when taking my medication?

It is advised that patients do not drive four hours after inhalation, six hours after ingestion, and eight hours after experiencing psychoactive effects. It remains the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they are not impaired while driving, and to check with their employer regarding workplace policies.

Can I keep taking my current medications?

Unless advised by your medical team (i.e. family physician), you need to continue taking all of your current medications. Work with your doctor to reduce the use of other medications if this is one of your goals. Many patients are able to reduce the use of traditional pharmaceutical drugs as their Medicinal Cannabis treatment begins to take effect.

I have been taking my medication but am not experiencing any relief, what do I do?

It is safe to continue increasing your dosage according to the treatment plan that your doctor provided to you at your appointment. If you still do not experience any relief, please schedule a follow-up appointment to adjust your treatment plan.

What is the difference between Medicinal Cannabis flower and oil?

Medicinal Cannabis flower is inhaled, has a fast onset of action (two to five minutes), and the effects typically last two to four hours. Flower is best suited for patients suffering from severe acute symptoms.

Medicinal Cannabis oil is ingested, has a slower onset of action (1.5 to 2 hours), and the effects typically last two to six hours. Oil is easy to dose and is often prescribed for patients suffering from chronic symptoms.

What are the side effects of Medical Cannabis?

Depending on what you have been prescribed (CBD vs THC), side effects that have been reported include:

• Red eyes

• Dry mouth

• Dizziness

• Fast heartbeat

• Hallucinations

• Low blood pressure


Medicinal Cannabis can also sometimes affect judgment and coordination, which could lead to accidents and injuries. Your doctor will consider factors such as occupation, driving, age, mobility and your overall health when prescribing any medicinal cannabis product.

Can I get addicted to CBD?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD has no addictive or abuse potential.

Still have questions?

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please get in touch with us.

Get a complimentary call with our Registered Nurse

We have registered Nurses available to answer any questions including; using vaporisers, Workplace practices, low-cost alternatives, and medicinal cannabis options!