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CBD oil contains no THC, so doesn’t give consumers a “high”. (File photo)

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CBD oil contains no THC, so doesn’t give consumers a “high”. (File photo)

Kiwis who don’t want to wait for the results of the cannabis referendum say cannabidiol (CBD oil) is already as easy to buy online as clothes.

Since January 2019, 40.2 litres of CBD oil has been stopped and seized by Customs at the border across 5918 separate packages.

But an Auckland man who gets “regular shipments” through the post from the United States claims that’s “a drop in the ocean” compared to what has been making it through.


In October, New Zealanders will vote in the cannabis legalisation and control referendum.

Some companies are getting their CBD through Customs by declaring the oil as a “dietary supplement”, or as food colouring, he said.

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