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Marijuana clinic was ‘model’ facility

By admin | September 4, 2011

Published: August 31, 2011 3:00 PM
Updated: August 31, 2011 3:17 PM

Editor: I am writing in regards to my husband Ross Hubbs. He is dealing with dementia, and has been for the last 12 years. He is quite aware of where dementia takes a person. I have his general practitioner’s and specialist’s approval to allow him to use medical marijuana. I would not want to be facing what he faces every day. Would you?

I applied on his behalf through the federal government for a license to have a supply. I told them that at that time B.C. Compassion Club in Vancouver would be his supplier.

B.C. Compassion Club is not a satisfactory source with the federal government. I must grow my own or find someone with a license to grow for me. I did not have a secure place to grow, nor the inclination to do so.

How do I find someone to grow for me? Just put an ad in the local paper? It is not like growing tomatoes. There are rip-off artists, some of whom are armed, who would like to find some extra marijuana growing locally.

Langley had an exceptional medical marijuana dispensary in Langley City. It was very secure, open to all branches of the government to see and inspect, it was by appointment only for members, very professionally run and would have been a good model for others to follow.

This dispensary had extremely good quality, reasonably-priced product and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. To my knowledge, none of the elected officials had the courtesy to inspect the facility.

How can you just close down a medical facility without looking at it to see how it is being managed?

The federal government gives permission to obtain medical marijuana, but does not offer a facility where people with permits can obtain it.

The Langley medical marijuana clinic was asking for a trial period to test the need. There is a need, so let it operate. Keep an eye on it, but let it be open for the people who are in pain, physically and mentally.

Don’t make them search for marijuana in back alleys from drug runners and dealers. Let them get it easily, fairly and comfortably.

I was so relieved when I could get marijuana for Ross in the light of day, from people I trusted, at a price we could afford.

Lorraine Hubbs,



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