Keep Kelowna's medicinal dispensaries alive
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What if you had to tell a cancer patient to wait eight months or a year for treatment?
On November 20, 2017, a British Columbia municipality took legal action against five local medicinal marijuana dispensaries and resulted in shutting down all five locations. A medical service that many locals rely on as part of their cancer treatment program.
This curtails the Supreme Court ruling that advocates the accessibility to medical cannabis. It also is a significant waste of community resources considering that cannabis is slated for legalization on July 1, 2018.
"I'm not sure why the City of Kelowna is aggressively attacking our Charter rights. Denying sick people reasonable access to medical cannabis is immoral, unjust and wrong... this community deserves better," said Rob Lindsay, a spokesperson for Trichrome Valley RX, one of the dispensaries under legal threat.
Medical research proves the unparalleled health benefits of cannabis. Some patients simply can not wait until legalization on July 1st for their medicine.
This petition is not exclusively for cannabis users but any citizen who values their freedom of choice. "I believe it is an attack on our human rights," said Lindsay.
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