About Us
The Clinic
Founded in 2017, Cannabis Access Clinics is one of New Zealand's  health centres focussed on medicinal cannabis treatments. We guide you through your Patient Journey to quickly and efficiently assess the suitability of medicinal cannabis products for you as a patient.

Our Patient Champions make sure you're informed and comfortable at every step of the process, while our specialized medicinal cannabis healthcare professionals manage your application and appropriate treatment. Our doctors will continue to support you for the duration of your treatment, adjusting dosage levels as required.

Products prescribed by Cannabis Access Clinics network doctors are legally available for prescription and supply in New Zealand. These products contain cannabidiol (CBD), which is where the medicinal properties of cannabis lie. CBD is a class B1 controlled drug in New Zealand, but Ministry of Health approval is not required to prescribe, supply or administer products for medical purposes if they meet the definition of a CBD product, according to The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2017.

Note that individual patients are not permitted to import CBD or any other cannabis-based products. A maximum of three months’ supply is allowed on a prescription for CBD products. Please visit the Ministry of Health website for more information. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/medicines-control/medicinal-cannabis/cbd-products.

Cannabis Access Clinics is headquartered in Auckland and supports patients around the country via telehealth consultations.


Our Leadership
Our team consists of healthcare professionals in medicine, pharmacy and nursing. All of our practitioners are registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Dr Sanjay Nijhawan
Dr Sanjay Nijhawan is currently the Medical Director appointed to accelerate the Cannabis Access Clinics strategy working with doctors throughout Australia to assist with the process of prescribing medical cannabis for clinically appropriate patients. He is also Director and part owner of Specialist Medical Services, involved in the management of various private hospitals, Day Surgeries, Eye Centres and specialist clinics. Dr Nijhawan was previously Head of Clinical Development at Primary Healthcare. Earlier in his career Dr Sanjay was medical director and practice principal at a number of general medical practices around Australia.
Dr Janelle Trees
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons)
Dr. Janelle Trees is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She has a Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Surgery (with Honours) degree from the University of Sydney; a Bachelor of Science, with First Class Honours in the History and Philosophy of Science from UNSW and a Diploma of Applied Science in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. She is registered as an acupuncturist (as well as a Specialist GP) with AHPRA. She has professional interests in Indigenous Health, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Janelle is a descendant of the Thunghutti clan from the New England region of New South Wales. She lives and travels with her wife Claudia.
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