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Guidelines for applying for medicinal cannabis barely touched following review

Terminally ill Helen Kelly says the Government has made her a "criminal" after a review of medicinal cannabis guidelines ended with little change.More than a year ago the former Council of Trade Unions boss was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and after trying a variety of different medications she resorted to cannabis for pain relief.Kelly continues to illegally source her own drugs af...
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Press Release: Helen Kelly Backs Medical Cannabis Charity.

Yesterday Helen Kelly published a post supporting  other families needing access to Medical Cannabis,  including a supporting video of our #MC410 fundraiser, aiming to fundraise for Sativex for 10 Patients.MCANZ is grateful for the public endorsement from Helen Kelly, who is the only notable public figure tackling this issue from a genuine personal need. We hope in future that other public...
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Radio NZ: Kelly ‘back at square one’ in medical cannabis fight

Former union leader Helen Kelly says she is "right back at square one" in her bid to use legal cannabis to ease the effects of her terminal lung cancer.Ms Kelly - who was the president of the Council of Trade Unions - says the country's medicinal cannabis system does not work. Her application to use medical cannabis was turned down by the Ministry of Health earlier this month.The governmen...
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Helen Kelly denied medicinal cannabis

Trade unionist Helen Kelly says she's frustrated the Ministry of Health has turned down her application to use medical cannabis.Photo: RNZ / Alexander RobertsonMs Kelly stood down from her role as Council of Trade Unions president last year after she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.She applied to the ministry last month to use a cannabis oil product, which was available i...
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Helen Kelly on Checkpoint with John Campbell

After a lifetime fighting for the unions, Helen Kelly is now a passionate advocate for medical cannabis after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. She tells John Campbell she still has a few battles left to fight.Watch John Campbell's full interview with Helen Kelly here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFKteXQ4mpc Ms Kelly stood down from her role as president of the Council ...
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Reform, not referendum, needed on medicinal drug laws – Press Editorial

Max Mason Terminal cancer sufferer Helen Kelly's push for reform on medicinal cannabis has brought renewed publicity to the issue.Terminally ill with lung cancer, Kelly has been a staunch advocate for the medicinal use of the drug since her diagnosis last year. She takes cannabis oil sourced from the black market for pain relief to avoid the sickening side effects of morphine....
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Helen Kelly calls for referendum on legalising cannabis – One News Interview

Terminally ill former Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly is calling for a referendum at the next general election on legalising cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use.Ms Kelly, who was diagnosed with lung cancer early last year, says she is using cannabis for pain relief and would like it to be available legally."I think if we can have a referendum on the flag - everyon...
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Life, Death and Medical Cannabis – By Helen Kelly

I am taking Cannabis Oil to manage my pain as my lung cancer takes over my body. It’s sort of as simple as that really. For some people talking about dying is confronting but actually talking about it allows us to think about how it happens – it is actually as much a social event as a physical one and knowing someone is comfortable, getting good treatment and pain relief is very much part of the s...
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