MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ -
We want to state officially that we are not sure why all of the
compassion clubs in Quebec were raided, but we can speculate. We say this
because we actually met with the police in January 2010 prior to opening
our club in Lachine, and we explained to them precisely how we planned to
operate and even gave them copies of the forms used to sign up new
members. After listening to our presentation we answered all of their
questions, and we were told that they had no objections to our operation.
They even openly admitted that we were providing a necessary service, and
helping them rid the Lachine community of undesirable drug dealers
operating in the streets, playgrounds and schoolyards. We felt very
comfortable opening just 2 doors down from the police station.
So what actually happened?
We have heard a few people say that we were "pushing things too far" by
allowing members to sign up if they swore under oath that they suffered
from chronic pain. If this was truly the case, they could have simply
addressed this issue with us as we had an open line of communication with
them since prior to opening. The fact is that we met with police and the
city council on several occasions, and even invited them to join our
steering committee to help us regulate how we operate. If their concerns
were really about how we do things, they would have accepted our offer.
Furthermore, this practice was only accepted by our club as far as we
know, so why shut down all of the clubs in Quebec?
We think they were actually afraid of the momentum of our movement, and
at how quickly we were attracting so many new members.
Many people were even signing up, and not buying cannabis from us... So
what else is different about our club?
Our goal is to have 250 locations across Canada serving the 3 million
Canadians who openly admit to consuming therapeutic cannabis.
After only 4 months in operation, we have already begun the process of
opening 15 new independent regional dispensaries in the greater Montreal
Area. To do this we created a unique Society which aims to really give
back to the community and the members which it serves.
It has been well known for months now that:
As of July 1st 2010, the Culture 420 Compassion Society is launching the
3 levels of membership.
In order to keep your membership valid, all members will have to do a
minimum of 1 day of volunteer work through one of our sponsored charity
programs within their local community.
Bronze members - (minimum 1 day volunteer work per year)
Silver members - (minimum 2 days volunteer work per year)
Gold members - (minimum 3+ days of volunteer work per year)
Silver and Gold members will now receive discounts on products and
With an expected average of 2000 members at each dispensary, this means
we will be providing 16,000+ hours of charitable volunteer aid in each
community that we serve. From cleaning up streets, parks and playgrounds
to helping the elderly, we finally have a program in place that can
really make a difference for everybody.
Also as of July 1st 2010, the Culture 420 Compassion Society is launching
the "Henry Ford Hemp Car" project.
As many of you already know, Henry Ford built a car almost entirely from
the cannabis plant back in 1937. The car was made of hardened resins from
the plant, was 20 times more dent resistant than steel, and ran on
alcohol made from its leaves.
With the launch of the Henry Ford Hemp Car project, we intend to take
Henry's invention to the 21st century, and create a 100% completely
biodegradable car that burns clean on alcohol that we make from cannabis.
An environmentally friendly solution, something that could have been done
along time ago, but has been left in the hands of those who simply don't
care for far too long.
All members will have the option of paying an optional 1% project tax
with each purchase. The proceeds of which will go entirely to funding
this project. Once complete, all members will be allowed to purchase the
car at cost price which we estimate will be under $2000. Even more
interesting is that every member of the society will benefit financially
as we start to sell the vehicle to the rest of the world.
So what has really been stopped with this raid?
SOURCE CULTURE 420
For further information: For further information: Gary Webber, Spokesperson, Culture 420 Compassion Society, The Federation of Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensaries of Quebec and Canada, (514) 435-5190, email@example.com, www.culture420.com