Medicinal Cannabis Prescriber Education
Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Data and Research
In New Zealand, medical prescribers can prescribe medicinal cannabis products registered under the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, which have been assessed as meeting the New Zealand Minimum Quality Standard for any condition which the prescriber feels is appropriate.
Besides developing medicinal cannabis products, Cannasouth supports healthcare professionals by providing prescriber education and access to clinical data for specialists, doctors, and clinicians.
The Cannasouth Clinical Fact Finder™ is where you can quickly and easily find clinical evidence on the use of medicinal cannabis. You can search and find open source studies on the most common symptoms for which medicinal cannabis is used. There are also reviews undertaken by Heath Agencies worldwide on medical cannabis and its use in clinical practice.
These tools provide an opportunity for clinicians to increase their understanding of the endocannabinoid (ECS) system and how phytocannabinoids can support the ECS functionality. We aim to help health care professionals gain essential knowledge on these subjects to give them confidence in prescribing medical cannabis for patients.
Clinical Fact Finder
Select a topic to view research:
The Cannasouth Clinical Fact Finder™ is an online, searchable database which enables prescribers to search for clinical data involving medical cannabis. This was compiled from searches of the following online libraries, MEDLINE®, PublMed®, Scopus®, SciFinder®, Google Scholar® and Science Direct®.
We encourage health care practitioners to share and bookmark this page to help them gain knowledge and confidence in prescribing.
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing resources, training, and medicinal cannabis prescriber education, here is a link to the Goodfellow Institute’s course about medicinal cannabis and chronic pain.
Once you have completed this short course you can print your certificate for one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour.
Our Chief Science Officer, David Gill, spoke to the team at NZ Doctor about the regulations that came into effect on April 1 2020, and how medicinal cannabis products will be prescribed.
NZ Doctor Article – Medicinal Cannabis Regulations
Click on the link below to view the misuse of drugs (medicinal cannabis) regulations, which were released in December 2019 by the Ministry of Health.
Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations