Prescribing medicinal cannabis update

WEBINAR: Tuesday, 8 September 2020. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, 1 April 2020, changed the way we prescribe: any doctor may prescribe cannabidiol (CBD) and/or THC/CBD combination spray to any patient. Suppliers are applying to the Ministry of Health for a wider range of prescription items including various blends of THC and CBD. In future, we expect to be able to prescribe cannabis dried flower for vaporisation.

Indications and how to prescribe CBD and the anticipated THC/CBD blends will be described, illustrated with case histories. The webinar will cover dosing, contraindications, adverse effects and how pharmacies order prescription cannabis.

Questions will be welcomed during the course of the webinar. Please note that the webinar may run slightly over time so as many of your questions as possible can be answered.



Dr Graham Gulbransen
MB ChB, Dip Obs, PGDip Med Sc (Addiction), FRNZCGP, FAChAM

Graham is a medically trained Cannabis Consultant, General Practitioner and Addiction Specialist providing specialist consultations for legal medicinal cannabis prescriptions.  An industry leader, in 2018 Graham opened the first medical cannabis service in New Zealand Cannabis Care Clinic located in Henderson, Auckland. 

He has also presented nationally providing further education for clinicians and the public in media outlets.
Within the consultation framework, Graham addresses conditions such as chronic pain, cancer symptoms, anxiety, chronic insomnia and neurological conditions in order to provide symptom relief and improved quality of life.

Graham is a fellow of the RNZCGP and Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine and has had extensive experience managing problems such as addiction assessment, managing alcohol and drug withdrawal, opioid substitution treatment and medication for chronic pain. Questions and referrals may be sent to [email protected], or you can contact Graham on 027 4222 273.



This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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