For Jason Pearce, the two weeks spent in managed isolation in Rotorua’s Ibis Hotel was “a blessing”.
It was there that he was forced to stop a cannabis habit that he said had him waking up during the start of his stay with “the sweats”.
Speaking to Stuff over the phone, Pearce, who had returned to New Zealand from Australia, said the enforced break from cannabis has proved to be a positive experience.
He said he was nervous approaching the nursing staff at the hotel, but found the experience “better than I was expecting”.
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