The report goes on to say

Kelly, who has lung cancer, has been taking cannabis oil sourced from the black market to relieve her pain and believes it is “absolutely ludicrous” New Zealand’s laws have forced her to do so.

“If we can have a referendum on the New Zealand flag, then we can have a referendum on this issue,” she said on Saturday.

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She has also been trying to get permission from the Ministry of Health to legally access medicinal cannabis for her pain relief, but says the hoops she needs to jump through are both “absurd” and taking their toll emotionally.

Kelly would prefer the Government simply step in and fix the law to improve access to medicinal cannabis for Kiwis, which she says would put the country on par with Australia and the United States.

Full Report:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/75747087/Helen-Kelly-wants-referendum-on-legalising-cannabis-at-the-next-election?platform=hootsuite

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