Grey Power branch to Govt: Let us grow medicinal cannabis

A group representing the elderly has appealed to Parliament to be able to grow its own cannabis.

Grey Power’s Otamatea branch, from Northland, said older people with “unbearable” conditions should not have to deal with illegal gangs to get cannabis for medical use.

Denying people alternative means of pain relief when traditional medicines did not work was a form of elder abuse, the group’s representative Beverley Aldridge told MPs today.

She was appearing before a select committee considering a law change which will exempt people with terminal illnesses – but not chronic conditions – from prosecution if they use medical cannabis.

Aldridge said: “A stroke at our age destroys a couple. The injured partner may go into care, leaving the other floundering and having to also go into care.

“For those who were previously independent souls, life is unbearable. As strokes are common in our age-group we must have the human right to prevent or

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Grey Power branch to Govt: Let us grow medicinal cannabis

A group representing the elderly has appealed to Parliament to be able to grow its own cannabis.

Grey Power’s Otamatea branch, from Northland, said older people with “unbearable” conditions should not have to deal with illegal gangs to get cannabis for medical use.

Denying people alternative means of pain relief when traditional medicines did not work was a form of elder abuse, the group’s representative Beverley Aldridge told MPs today.

She was appearing before a select committee considering a law change which will exempt people with terminal illnesses – but not chronic conditions – from prosecution if they use medical cannabis.

Aldridge said: “A stroke at our age destroys a couple. The injured partner may go into care, leaving the other floundering and having to also go into care.

“For those who were previously independent souls, life is unbearable. As strokes are common in our age-group we must have the human right to prevent or

... read more at: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/health/grey-power-branch-to-govt-let-us-grow-weed/

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