Medicinal Cannabis is new in NZ with the current government only passing legislation at the end of 2018. The Endocannabinoid System isn't taught at Medical School so prescribing it is understandably foreign to
CBD and THC are metabolised through the cytochrome P450 enzyme system. A thorough working knowledge of this, the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the Endocannabinoid system is crucial for those prescribing.
Dr Mark Hotu - 17 years experience in Internal Medicine and General Practice
over the last 17 years;
Dr Cheri Hotu an Endocrinologist and Internal Medicine Specialist who has over 20 years experience managing chronic pain, epilepsy, MS and palliative care patients.
Dr Anne Craig an Anaesthetist with over 20 years experience and working in hospital pain teams.