Too much compassion for Quebec

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?


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,,

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