3News – Story 13 October 2015
Medical marijuana used to be seen as a fringe option, a mad alternative to conventional drugs, but not anymore.
These days in many countries it has already been approved to treat a number of conditions.
But that is not happening in New Zealand. It has been heart-breaking for the sick people and their families who believe it can help them.
One of those people is the President of the Council of Trade Unions and cancer patient, Helen Kelly.
Ms Kelly wants an exemption from the Government to use medicinal cannabis oil.
Is it time to relax cannabis oil for those who are terminally ill? What did MPs have to say based on a conscience vote?
But what is the difference between legalising marijuana and allowing cannabis to be used in medicine?