For the past 15 years, medical cannabis dispensaries, also known as compassion clubs, have been serving the needs of seriously ill and disabled Canadians by providing safe access to medical cannabis.
For the first time ever in Canada, a national network of dispensaries has been established. The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries is a non-profit corporation that will provide an opportunity for dispensaries to collectively address issues that affect the landscape of medical cannabis in Canada.
These dispensaries currently serve over 20,000 patients with conditions including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Arthritis, Glaucoma, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Mission: To promote a regulated community-based approach to medical cannabis access and supporting medical cannabis dispensaries to provide the highest quality of patient care.
The founding Directors represent dispensaries across Canada:
Steven Roberts, Vancouver Island Compassion Society, Victoria
Jeet-Kei Leung, British Columbia Compassion Club Society, Vancouver
Dana Larsen, Vancouver Dispensary Society, Vancouver
Rade Kovacevic, Medical Cannabis Centre of Guelph Inc., Guelph
Blaine Dowdle, MedCannAccess, Toronto
Neev Tapiero, Cannabis As Living Medicine, Toronto
Dominic Cramer, Toronto Compassion Centre, Toronto
Adam Greenblatt, Medical Cannabis Access Society, Montreal
Marc Boris St-Maurice, Montreal Compassion Centre, Montreal
A press conference will be held this Tuesday, May 31st, at the Charles Lynch Room of the Parliamentary Press Gallery in the center block of parliament building at 11am in Ottawa.
Francois Arcand - Medical Cannabis Patient
Rielle Capler - CAMCD Advisory Board
Rade Kovacevic - CAMCD Director
Marc-Boris St-Maurice - CAMCD Director