Cannabis the only thing that helped my dying wife

Cannabis was the only ‘medicine’ that helped his wife’s pain, and relieved the uncontrollable and agonising muscle spasms that MS sufferers endure said visiting Irish assisted dying campaigner Tom Curran.

He was speaking to 80 people in Nelson’s Fairfield House at a meeting organised by Nelson Options, the local chapter of voluntary euthanasia group Exit International.

Curran is European coordinator of Exit International, and has represented the right to die movement in many countries.

Curran’s wife Marie Fleming died in 2013 after a failed court bid to permit an assisted death.

He said she was “a very strong Catholic.”

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