Pubdate: Tue, 20 Apr 2010
Source: Comox Valley Echo (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Comox Valley Echo
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal)
Bookmark: ( Ted Smith  inside Canada)


The North Island Compassion Club (NICC) is holding a Cannabis for 
Health Forum on Sunday April 25, 1-4 pm at the Florence Filberg 
Centre in Courtenay. Admission by donation (CDN$ and cw$) or free.

Presenters include Ted Smith and Gayle Qin from the Cannabis Buyers' 
Club of Canada, based in Victoria; Mik Mann, a licensed grower and 
Marijuana Access Regulations Advocate; a panel of NICC members; and 
plenty of time for questions and discussion.

According to the Canadian Government website, "Health Canada grants 
access to marihuana for medical use to those who are suffering from 
grave and debilitating illnesses" such as chronic pain, multiple 
sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS. Since the program covers fewer 
than 4,000 people in Canada, many use compassion clubs and friends to 
secure good, clean cannabis.

Although smoking is the preferred method for immediate relief, there 
are many other ways to use cannabis as edibles, oils, salves, & 
balms. Ted and Gayle have developed 29 edible and skin products that 
are now available through NICC and their recipes are available at

To join NICC and purchase cannabis products requires proof of 
medical/therapeutic condition. For more information, see the Cannabis 
for Health facebook group or phone 250 871 5207.
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