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Stuff: Helen Kelly: ‘My back is broken and I only have months to live but I’m pain free

Tumours have broken Helen Kelly's back and she only has months to live but illegally taking cannabis means she's pain free.The former Council of Trade Unions president was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February last year and was initially given about seven weeks to live."I am going to die very soon, there's no cure, it's grown like crazy."Almost 18 months later Kelly s...
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No conviction over Cannabis use

A woman who made herself cannabis cookies for pain relief has been discharged without a conviction, partly because she needed to travel to care for ill relatives.Alexandra Purucker, 60, of Takaka, who was charged with cultivating and possessing cannabis, was discharged without conviction in the Nelson District Court on Tuesday.Prosecutor Sergeant Graeme Eden said police went to Purucker's ...
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