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.

Ms 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 in some parts of the United States, to help control her pain and nausea.

The ministry responded this morning, saying it was deferring the application because it did not contain enough information, she said.

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