HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Medicinal Pot Dispute Closes Legion Branch
Pubdate: Sat, 07 Oct 2006
Source: North Bay Nugget (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 North Bay Nugget


MACCAN, N.S. - Officials with the Royal Canadian Legion have shut 
down a Nova Scotia branch after members used the local hall to 
promote the use of locally produced marijuana oil for cancer patients.

The legion's Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command temporarily suspended the 
charter of the Maccan branch and ousted its executive.

Provincial command chairman Steve Wessel said the legion name, 
insignia and buildings cannot be used to promote the use of illegal substances.

But Rick Dwyer, 51, past president of the branch, isn't backing down.

"This medicine is so phenomenal," Dwyer said. "I'm so proud of the 
members for standing up and defending this."

He said the homemade marijuana oil is a safe, natural, cancer-curing 
substance. He said his 82-year-old father has lung cancer and began 
using the oil in June after he was given 48 hours to live. He's still alive.
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