Maggie O’Rance (Photo: LCQ)

October 14, 2020

A candidate running for the State seat of Nanango was rushed to hospital after party officials could not contact her for three days.

Maggie O’Rance, the Legalise Cannabis Qld candidate, failed to show up for her official campaign launch at Nanango Markets on October 3. contacted the party to confirm if she was still contesting the seat.

Party vice-president Deb Lynch confirmed on Tuesday that Ms O’Rance was still running.

“Sadly she was rushed to hospital by ambulance, after having been found by police called to do a welfare check when we couldn’t reach her for three days,” Ms Lynch said.

“Maggie is on the mend.”

Ms O’Rance, a disability pensioner who lives in Goomeri, has been campaigning for the right to home-grow and self-supply cannabis in Queensland.

The former nurse says she uses cannabis to treat a medical condition but has twice been charged with cannabis possession offences.

She says on the first occasion she was found guilty but no conviction was recorded and on the second, the charges were withdrawn.

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