VIDEO: Protest to allow cannabinoid oil for Nelson teen

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Friends and supporters of Alex Renton gathered outside Nick Smith’s office yesterday morning in a vigil protest in support of the importation and use of medicinal cannabinoid oil.

Alex, a 19 year old former Nayland College pupil, is currently in an induced coma in Wellington since April 8. He was suffering from flu-like symptoms on April 4 and was rushed to hospital after experiencing seizures.

He is suffering from brain inflammation known as encephalitis. It is unknown what the cause of this is.

Find out more in this week’s Nelson Weekly.