HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Marijuana Stolen From Pot Crusader
Pubdate: Tue, 01 June 1999
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
Author: Brock Ketcham


The Universal Compassion Club has been temporarily put out of business
by thieves who broke into one of the medicinal marijuana club's
Calgary premises early Monday morning and stole a stash of pot
intended for seriously ill members, the club founder said.

Grant Krieger, a pot crusader who suffers from multiple sclerosis,
said this setback has put the club out of action for the time being.
He had intended to launch the club in mid-June, though it has been in
operation for several months with a membership of about 25 medicinal
pot users.

Krieger said the thieves broke into the house overnight while he was
away for a few hours. They took the pot, along with portions of a
hydroponic crop he was growing.  They even took a small amount of cash
that a Calgary resident had donated to the club he said.

However, Krieger said he will act quickly to get the club back on its
feet again.

Club members, meanwhile, will have to look at alternative sources of
supply on the street, he said.

Krieger, who gets most of the club's pot from local suppliers, said he
will travel across Canada to line up alternative sources to ensure
that a good inventory is always on hand.

Cultivation and possession is illegal in Canada, but Krieger had said
this won't stop him from delivering it to seriously ill people who
find it provides dramatic relief.  Patients with diseases like cancer
and MS report that it helps them with pain, insomnia and nausea.
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