New Zealand: Helen Kelly's medical marijuana bid rejected

Helen Kelly's application to use so-called medical marijuana has been rejected by the Ministry of Health.

'I'm using cannabis for medicinal use - I'd like to use it lawfully'

The former Council of Trade Unions president is dying of cancer and had sought permission through her doctor to import and use Bloom Farmers Highlighter Sativa and Indica cannabis oil inhalers.

In a letter to Ms Kelly, the Ministry says it's assessed the application but "considered it to contain insufficient information to enable a decision to be reached".

It then says that the Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne was briefed and a "Ministerial decision was made to defer the application".

Ms Kelly's doctor has suggested to the Ministry that he is now preparing an application for Sativex.

But Ms Kelly has told ONE News that

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