Medicinal Cannabis and CBD for Mental Health.
Medicinal cannabis treatments in New Zealand became available under a doctor’s prescription in 2018. Alongside conventional treatment, many of our patients find great quality of life benefits from prescribed cannabis treatments.
Traditional pharmaceutical treatments can also be of great benefit, but they sometimes have significant negative side effects, rendering them unsuitable for some patients. In contrast, our clinical experience indicates that the adverse effects of medicinal cannabis are usually significantly less impactful.
How Does it Work?
Medicinal cannabis may alleviate anxiety symptoms and other conditions by interacting with the body’s own endocannabinoid system. This system comprises a complex group of endocannabinoids, enzymes and receptors that affect mood, concentration, hunger, stress and pain. This interaction helps to promote feelings of calm, increases relaxation and decreases feelings of anxiety. CBD has also been shown to interact with the serotonin receptors within the brain, affecting how they respond to the already-present serotonin.
How Can Cannabis Clinic Help You?
Here at Cannabis Clinic, we will be there to help you along on your medicinal cannabis journey, helping you find the right balance and combination of CBD and THC to help manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life.
We have seen great results with patients using medicinal cannabis and CBD oil for mental health and managing their symptoms.