At Down To Earth, we are convinced that no one should be excluded from the beneficial properties of cannabidiol because of their geographic location. Apart from being the trusted supplier for hundreds of customers across Australia, we also ship our products to New Zealand, allowing our Kiwi friends to enjoy the benefits of high-quality CBD.
While Australia and New Zealand certainly share some characteristics, there are still different laws and regulations regarding the manufacturing and consumption of cannabidiol in both countries. How does the CBD market look like in the neighboring country, and how can New Zealanders purchase cannabidiol products without having to go abroad? Here are the answers:
Is CBD Legal in New Zealand?
Like in Australia, the CBD-related legislation of New Zealand is still behind the mostly liberal approach taken by the United States, Canada and most Western European countries. Recent changes, however, have made access to cannabidiol easier for the local population. CBD is no longer a controlled drug under the country’s Misuse of Drugs Act, and cannabidiol products can be sold and consumed if their levels of tetrahydrocannabinols and psychoactive substances do not exceed 2%.
The fact that CBD is not anymore classified as a Class B1 substance makes the substance a prescription medicine under the Medicines Act of 1981. Cannabidiol products can contain small concentrations of THC, and users must provide a valid prescription to gain access to them.
Due to these restrictions, the CBD market in New Zealand is still developing slowly. The only way for most of the local population to purchase any hemp-derived product is by ordering online from international companies shipping to the country.
Made in Australia, Available in New Zealand
Whether you are a beginner or a regular CBD consumer living in New Zealand, you will be happy to know that all our CBD oils , edibles, protein powders, topicals and even CBD products for pets can be delivered right to your doorstep. Down To Earth is committed to bringing all the benefits of cannabidiol to the region and allowing you to treat pain, anxiety and other common conditions in a natural and effective way.
As all our products contain THC levels below the federal limits established in both Australia and New Zealand, our catalog is the same regardless of the country in which you are living. Browsing through our website you will find not only detailed descriptions but also trusted reviews from previous customers which will help you decide which product is the best for your needs.
Just as it is happening in Australia, the trend towards the regularization of hemp-derived products in New Zealand is increasing the social awareness of this product among the local population. With more people knowing about CBD and understanding its beneficial properties, it is just a matter of time before local competition begins to emerge and a real market develops in the country, resulting in higher-quality products and lower prices for New Zealanders.