We received these carved kumara in our last day of work at a medicinal cannabis company. This present captures beautifully the essence of our project.
Phytotecnia is down to earth, is alive and dynamic, is direct and clear, is science, art and hard work.

Our project is based on three main pillars:

THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF CANNABIS

This is one of our first plants. The oil in the green bottle is not cannabis oil. It is Kānuka oil from one of our previous projects working in the East Coast. It was a pleasure to work with the community there.

This is one of our first plants. The oil in the green bottle is not cannabis oil. It is Kānuka oil from one of our previous projects working in the East Coast. It was a pleasure to work with the community there.

Medicinal cannabis products can be very useful to treat some conditions, in certain circumstances and for certain people. There is already scientific evidence supporting this and this evidence is growing exponentially. There is also anecdotal evidence based in the experience of doctors that are already prescribing medicinal cannabis products and sometimes see life-changing results.

ENTOURAGE EFFECT

There is anecdotal and scientific evidence showing that the therapeutic effect of the medicinal cannabis products is generally higher using either whole dried flowers or whole flower extracts (also known as full spectrum). This phenomenon is known as the "entourage effect" and can't be replicated using purified single molecule extracts. Although it is under study, the entourage effect seems to be produced by the combined action of different cannabinoids and other therapeutic components present in the cannabis raw flower.  

EXPERTISE

These are some of our seeds. To import cannabis seeds in New Zealand legally is a long process that requires a licence. We are quite proud of having deciphered the requirements to import seeds, dealing with the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health, to import the first legal seeds of cannabis in New Zealand.

These are some of our seeds. To import cannabis seeds in New Zealand legally is a long process that requires a licence. We are quite proud of having deciphered the requirements to import seeds, dealing with the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health, to import the first legal seeds of cannabis in New Zealand.

Doctors and patients need to prescribe and receive medicines with known and consistent composition. However, products with entourage effect have very complex arrays of active ingredients and the assurance of consistency of their composition is difficult. The exhaustive control of the cultivation environment is paramount and the use of many widely accepted practices in mainstream plant production systems is seriously restricted.

The key to produce these natural cannabis medicines with entourage effect and known consistent composition lies on the plant: on mastering its genetics and on mastering the cultivation and manufacturing practices. These are the strengths of Phytotecnia.