"For them to rule out extending it before even listening to patients ... that's awful."
"We have a number of patients out there that are probably scared right now."
He said he just wanted to do his bit for people in need.
Dr Shane Reti has a bill before Parliament this week which aims to make medicinal cannabis more affordable and accessible.
The 'yes' campaign might have failed because of Labour's "self-imposed neutrality", two experts say.
"The poll really shows how much New Zealand culture has changed."
Figures released to Newshub show how many Kiwis have been in front of a judge for cannabis-related offences.
It comes despite dropping the nationally coordinated cannabis eradication operation.
But police warn those commercially cultivating cannabis will still be investigated.