Last updated on: 5/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

British Columbia Compassion Club Society (BCCCS) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“It’s essential that Canadians continue to have the choice to use cannabis in its natural form.”

BCCCS Press Release, July 5th, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The British Columbia Compassion Club Society (BCCCS) opened its doors in 1997 with the vision of helping people suffering from a wide range of illnesses to gain access to clean, affordable, high quality cannabis in a safe and supportive environment.

Since its humble beginnings, the Vancouver-based non-profit society has grown into a community centered natural health care organisation that provides high quality cannabis and other natural health care services to over 4,000 members from a wheelchair-accessible storefront.”

“About the Club,” BCCCS website (accessed May 14, 2008)

Mission:

“MISSION: Our mission is to provide high quality medicinal cannabis and other natural health care services, promoting a holistic approach to healing and living.

VISION: We envision a world in which Cannabis and other natural therapies are readily accessible and socially supported. They will be legally protected and regulated in a manner that is consistent with the highest standard of care. Those who use, produce and distribute these medicines will be free from legal, social and political sanctions. We will each take responsibility for our individual, collective and environmental health while honouring the diversity in each other and in the natural world.”

“About the Club,” BCCCS website (accessed May 14, 2008)

Other:
Nonprofit Canadian corporation