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Medicinal cannabis regulations: Questions raised over specialist sign-off

11 July 2019 Radio New Zealand - Nine to Noon

The Ministry of Health has released its proposed regulations which cover cultivation, licensing, manufacture and supply of medicinal cannabis. What could this mean for GPs who will be on the front-lines of prescribing the drug?

Doctors would require a specialist’s recommendation to sign off on most prescriptions under the proposed scheme. We’ll hear from Richard Medlicott from the College of GPs says who says the requirement for specialist sign off should go and from Dr Kate Baddock, Chair of the NZ Medical Association and GP in Warkworth.

Listen here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018703643/medicinal-cannabis-regulations-questions-raised-over-specialist-sign-off