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Changing the Cannabis Conversation

Changing the Cannabis Conversation: The value of sharing your story with your doctor

How to share your personal medicinal cannabis story with your doctor to move the cannabis conversation forward in New Zealand.
Medicinal Cannabis Prescribing Guidelines for Doctors in New Zealand (Updated 2021)

Medicinal Cannabis Prescribing Guidelines for Doctors in New Zealand (Updated 2021)

Guidelines for prescribing medicinal cannabis and CBD, conducting clinical assessments, and developing patient treatment plans in New Zealand.
New Zealand medicinal cannabis company Ora Pharm lists on Syndex exchange

Opportunity to invest in leading New Zealand medicinal cannabis company with strong competitive advantage

A unique opportunity has opened up for wholesale investors to invest in one of New Zealand’s most innovative and experienced medicinal cannabis companies, Ora Pharm Limited.
What is Medicinal Cannabis?

What is Medicinal Cannabis? A simple guide to the cannabis plant, cannabinoids, and terpenes

Discover the different species, strains, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that make the cannabis plant unique.
Medicinal Cannabis Drug Interactions: Is it safe to use CBD with other medications?

Medicinal Cannabis Drug Interactions: Is it safe to use CBD with other medications?

Medicinal cannabis and CBD can interact with other medications and potentially pose serious health risks. Learn how to mix CBD and other medications safely.
Ora Pharm’s medicinal cannabis app helps patients get their health back on track

Ora Pharm’s medicinal cannabis app helps patients get their health back on track

Discover Ora Pharm’s new medicinal cannabis app for tracking medications, dosages, symptoms, mental health, lifestyle and wellness metrics. Available on Apple and Android devices.
What are the risks and side effects of medical cannabis (CBD and THC)?

What are the risks and side effects of medical cannabis (CBD and THC)?

Almost everything we put into our bodies comes with potential side effects, medicinal cannabis is no exception. Discover the risks and side effects of recreational cannabis.
Will I Pass a Drug Test on Medicinal Cannabis?

Will I Pass a Drug Test on Medicinal Cannabis? 5 more questions you’ve always wanted to ask

The most common questions about medical cannabis in New Zealand. Is it legal? How much does it cost? What are the risks? Can I travel with medical cannabis?
Cannabis and Creativity

Cannabis and Creativity: Does medicinal cannabis help or hurt creative thinking?

Does cannabis improve creative thinking? Explore the research on cannabis and creativity so you can make an informed decision about using medicinal cannabis.
Is cannabis the future of plastics?

Is cannabis the future of plastics? Why hemp is a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic

Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) is one of the best plant-based plastic alternatives on earth. Learn what is hemp plastic, what products can be made from it, and why it’s better for the planet.
Cannabis and Endometriosis

Cannabis and Endometriosis: Can medicinal cannabis treat chronic pelvic pain?

Studies are finding the medical cannabis may be an effective treatment for endometriosis symptoms and inhibit its spread in the body. Explore the latest research.
How to combine cannabis and yoga

How to combine cannabis and yoga: A guide for medicinal cannabis users

Yoga and cannabis have been found to have similar therapeutic benefits. Learn how to combine medical cannabis and yoga safely and effectively.
Cannabis & Arthritis: Can medical cannabis treat joint pain?

Medicinal cannabis and arthritis: Does cannabis help with joint pain and inflammation?

The latest research on medicinal cannabis as a treatment for arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain and inflammation.
Is Medicinal Cannabis Good For the Planet?

Is Medicinal Cannabis Good For the Planet? The Environmental Benefits of Cannabis

Cannabis has many important environmental benefits. Explore the ways in which cannabis can be used to improve the health of the planet.
How to Consume Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand Legally

Ways of consuming medicinal cannabis: A guide to its uses, effects, and benefits

A guide to the different ways of using medical cannabis in New Zealand, including cannabis creams and balms, CBD oil, vaporising, edibles, tinctures, tablets and more.
The history of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand

The history of medicinal cannabis in New Zealand: From the 1800s to 2020s

The story of medical cannabis in New Zealand from the 1800s to the 2020s. Discover how cannabis went from a plant medicine to a “dangerous” drug and back again.
Cannabis for Migraines

Cannabis for Migraines: Does medicinal cannabis help with migraine headaches?

Can medical cannabis treat migraines and headaches? Get the latest research on cannabis and migraine severity, frequency, and prevention.
Cannabis and Cancer Part 2: Can medicinal cannabis help treat cancer?

Cannabis and Cancer Part 2: Can medicinal cannabis help treat cancer?

Research has found that cannabis may have antitumour properties. But is medical cannabis an effective treatment for cancer in humans?
9 natural ways to reduce stress and anxiety

9 natural ways to reduce stress and anxiety that are backed by science

Feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Using these natural, science-backed ways will quickly relieve stress and anxiety and help you reclaim your peace of mind.
Working out with cannabis: How medical cannabis affects exercise

Working out with cannabis: How does medical cannabis affect sports and exercise?

Can you exercise, go to the gym, and compete in sports when using medicinal cannabis? Learn about how to mix cannabis and exercise safely.
Cannabis for hypertension

Cannabis for hypertension: Can medicinal cannabis lower blood pressure?

Research has found that medicinal cannabis may help to reduce blood pressure and treat hypertension in older people.
Medicinal Cannabis and Autism: Can cannabis help treat ASD symptoms?

Medicinal Cannabis and Autism: Can cannabis help treat ASD symptoms?

Can you use medical cannabis to treat autism? A summary of the latest research on cannabis (CBD and THC) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
What is the Endocannabinoid System?

What is the Endocannabinoid System? A simple guide to how the ECS works

An introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS): What is it, how does it work, and what does it have to do with cannabis? Read our simple guide to how it works.
Will Medical Cannabis Get Me High? 5 Common Cannabis Questions

Will medicinal cannabis get me high? 5 cannabis questions you’ve always wanted to ask

Can you still work, drive or look after children when using medicinal cannabis? See if cannabis is compatible with your lifestyle and responsibilities.
Medicinal Cannabis Improves Quality of Life in Old Age

Cannabis for seniors? Research finds medicinal cannabis improves quality of life in old age

Research is finding that medical cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment that improves quality of life and health conditions in elderly people.
5 inspiring female leaders in the medicinal cannabis industry

Women in Cannabis: 5 inspiring female leaders in the medicinal cannabis industry

Women scientists, founders, executives, and politicians are playing leading roles in the medicinal cannabis industry in New Zealand and around the world.
Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis: Can medicinal cannabis help with MS symptoms?

Latest research into the health benefits of using medical cannabis for treating multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, including pain, spasticity and sleep disturbance.
Ora Pharm secures Medicinal Cannabis License

On the Pharm: Ora Pharm secures Medicinal Cannabis License

Ora Pharm has been granted a Medicinal Cannabis License to cultivate, manufacture and supply medicinal cannabis in New Zealand.
CBD for sleep and insomnia: Can cannabis help you sleep better?

CBD for sleep and insomnia: Can medical cannabis really help you sleep better?

Struggling to sleep? Around 30% of people suffer from sleep deprivation and it’s often linked to underlying health conditions. Research is finding that CBD may help some people sleep better.
Medical cannabis for anxiety and stress: Is it an effective treatment?

A dose of calm: Can medical cannabis help to relieve anxiety and stress?

Research shows medicinal cannabis can be an effective treatment for anxiety. But it can also make it worse. Learn how to use cannabis for anxiety safely.
Who’s using medicinal cannabis in New Zealand?

Who’s using medicinal cannabis in New Zealand? Survey reveals trends and habits

A survey of 3000+ medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand shows they believe it’s a highly effective treatment for 50+ health conditions.
Cannabis and Cancer Part 1

Cannabis and Cancer Part 1: Can cannabis treat cancer symptoms and treatment side effects?

The latest research on medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment for common cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
Discover the medicinal potential of CBC, CBG, THCV and CBN, four of the most promising lesser-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

The medicinal cannabinoids you haven’t heard of: What are CBC, CBN, CBN, THCV?

Discover the medicinal potential of CBC, CBG, THCV and CBN, four of the most promising lesser-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Runner’s high, euphoria and the Endocannabinoid System

Getting ‘high’ on exercise: The surprising link between physical activity and cannabis

Studies are finding that the body’s own cannabinoids, similar to those found in cannabis, may contribute to runner’s high and post-exercise euphoria.
Medicinal cannabis and epilepsy: Can CBD help with seizures?

Medicinal cannabis and epilepsy: Can cannabis help with seizures and convulsions?

Cannabis has been used for seizures for millenia. Recent clinical trials have found that CBD may help to manage epilepsy in treatment-resistant patients.
Science-based tips for making your New Year’s resolutions stick

New year, new you? Science-based tips for making your New Year’s resolutions stick

Use these strategies from James Clear, BJ Fogg, Phillipa Lally and more to set New Year’s resolutions that stick and create healthy habits this year.
How to talk to your parents or grandparents about medicinal cannabis

How to talk to your parents or grandparents about medicinal cannabis

Having a conversation with your loved ones about medicinal cannabis could help them enjoy better health into old age. This guide will help you do that.
Christmas terpenes: Your favourite festive season aromas explained

The gift of Christmas terpenes: Experience the natural aromas of the holiday season

The fascinating story of Christmas terpenes, cannabis, and the potential health benefits of your favourite festive season aromas.
Making sense of science: A guide to doing medicinal cannabis research

Making sense of the science: A simple guide to doing medicinal cannabis research

How to read scientific papers, do your own medical cannabis research, and make informed decisions around using CBD, THC, and other cannabis products.
7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Medicinal Cannabis

7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Medicinal Cannabis

How to talk to your doctor about getting a medical cannabis prescription in New Zealand.
How to get a medicinal cannabis prescription in New Zealand

How to get a medicinal cannabis prescription in New Zealand: A step-by-step guide for patients

A step-by-step guide to getting a prescription for medical cannabis and CBD products from your doctor in New Zealand.
Ora Pharm makes major progress towards medicinal cannabis license

On The Pharm: Ora Pharm makes major progress towards medicinal cannabis license

On the Pharm: Small steps and giant leaps towards getting licensed and planting seeds.
Cannabis and neuropathic pain: What does the research say?

Medicinal cannabis and neuropathic pain: What does the research say?

Can medicinal cannabis help treat neuropathic pain? Explore the latest research into the potential of THC and CBD for pain relief.
Terpenes: The surprising plant-based medicine right under your nose

Nature’s perfume: The surprising plant-based medicine right under your nose

How phytoncides and terpenes, the natural aromatic properties in plants and trees, help to support human health and wellbeing.

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