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10:20 NZers asked for their feedback about medicinal cannabis

The Ministry of Health has published a discussion document with a extensive list of proposed regulations covering cultivation, licensing, manufacture and supply of cannabis products. 

It proposes that medicines approved by the Ministry could be prescribed by a GP, and doctors will need a specialist to sign off on most cannabis prescriptions. The Health Minister David Clark says it strikes the right balance, and he's encouraging the public to have their say on the Medicinal Cannibas Scheme over the next four weeks.

Karyn speaks with Dr Graham Gulbransen about the proposed regulations. He's a medically trained cannabis consultant, general practitioner and addiction specialist providing consultations for legal medicinal cannabis prescriptions at New Zealand's first medical cannabis service.   

Medical marijuana buds in daily pill organizer with branded prescription bottle lid sitting on green background

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10:30 Black Caps vs India LIVE - will the weather hold for the Cricket World Cup?

The Black Caps' cricket world cup semi-final against India is set to resume after rain stopped play at Old Trafford in Manchester yesterday. Match officials waited for more than four hours last night before deciding to take the game to its reserve day.

Should bad weather continue today the match may be shortened and India will be required to bat for at least 20 overs to complete the match. We cross to RNZ Sport's Ravinder Hunia - as we did last night - for an update on the match, the pitch and the crowd.

Fans and supporters.
New Zealand Black Caps v India. ICC Cricket World Cup semi final match. Old Trafford Cricket ground, Manchester UK.

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10:45 Midweek Mediawatch with Colin Peacock 

Colin Peacock takes a midweek look at the media. 

From Justice Minister Andrew Little calling out Google's disrespect of the New Zealand justice system, to what happened to New Zealand's local music TV channel? 

Commentator Morgan Godfery's compelling retrospective cataloging the famous investigation by Maori TV's Native Affairs show into mis-spending by members of the Kohanga Reo National Trust, and landlords feeling the media heat on rental health.

Justice minister Andrew Little quizzed by TVNZ's Jack Tame on Q+A.

Justice minister Andrew Little quizzed by TVNZ's Jack Tame on Q+A. Photo: screenshot / TVNZ On Demand