2021 MedCan Speaker

Dr Graham Gulbransen

Cannabis Consultant, Addiction Specialist, General Practitioner,
Cannabis Care


In 2018 Graham opened the first medical cannabis service in Aotearoa NZ. Cannabis Care Clinic is in St Lukes, Auckland providing specialist consultations for legal medicinal cannabis prescriptions. Problems addressed include chronic pain, cancer symptoms, anxiety, chronic insomnia and neurological conditions. Most patients have experienced little benefit or adverse effects from conventional treatment or have been told there are no further treatments. Many report that medicinal cannabis offers symptom relief, improved quality of life and most importantly, restores hope. He has prescribed medical cannabis to around 2000 patients with very good outcomes. An audit of his first 400 CBD patients showed benefit for chronic pain and/or emotional distress: British Journal of General Practice Open, 5/2/20.

He was appointed to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council for assessment of medicinal cannabis research projects in 2021.

His part time general practice experience dates from 1983. Much of this work involves assessing and managing addictions and/or chronic pain. He is a FRNZCGP. 

Graham completed his Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM) in 2008. As an Addiction Specialist he manages problems such as alcohol and drug withdrawal, opioid substitution treatment, medication for chronic pain and he writes addiction assessments.

All Sessions by Dr Graham Gulbransen

Healthcare Professionals Forum - 13 October

Time Plenary
Dr Waseem Maan Alzaher 
Chief Executive Officer, Cannabis Clinic
Dr Graham Gulbransen 
Cannabis Consultant, Addiction Specialist, General Practitioner, Cannabis Care
Dr Mark Hotu 
Clinical Director, Green Doctors Medicinal Cannabis Clinic
Dr Rick Acland MbCHb, FAFRM (RACP) 
Rehabilitation Specialist

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