Former union boss Helen Kelly seeks medicinal cannabis: ‘I’m dying, basically’

NZ Herald

 

Former union boss Helen Kelly has written to Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne to seek permission to use medicinal cannabis.

Ms Kelly, who has lung cancer, said she hoped her application would be granted as soon as possible.

“[Dunne] said it took him an hour once he got the last application, so I’m hoping to hear today,” she said.

Ms Kelly is already using cannabis oil to ease her pain, and said the drug had been “brilliant” for helping with nausea, lost appetite, and pain relief following chemotherapy.

 

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