12 Feb 2019

Medicinal cannabis access 'frustrating' - Rose Renton

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 12 February 2019

A woman charged with the cultivation of 58 marijuana plants was discharged without conviction on Monday after a judge ruled a conviction could stop her becoming a supplier of medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis activist Rose Renton gained national attention in 2016 after presenting a 15,000 signature petition to Parliament urging the government to make medicinal cannabis more readily available. Her campaign followed the death of her son Alex in 2015 - she had fought for the right to treat him with cannabis products. She talks to Susie Ferguson.