On Tuesday, December 1st we received another letter of support for our work, this time from from Laurel Collins, the Federal MP for Victoria, BC. 

Collins support for the VCBC follows a trend in local municipal governments endorsing our cannabis business, and asking the federal government to give us a chance to try something different in the legal market. We are currently gathering letters of support for our application to Health Canada for a temporary exemption to continue operating our storefront medical facility.  This letter is the fourth letter from a local political representative, following letters from Paul Manly, MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith as well as two letters of support from the City of Victoria.  

So far we have gathered 31 letters of support for our exemption application.  We have letters from industry insiders who have lived experience of the struggles the legal market imposes on small businesses.  We have letters from non-governmental organizations with similar mandates to the VCBC, such as SheCann and Aids Vancouver Island. We have letters from general practitioners who have researched and understood the significant benefits of medical cannabis and who endorse our non-profit society.  We have an economic analysis of the benefits of our current business model and its benefit for the wider community. We also have gathered a lot of letters of support from the patients we have helped and who have relied on us over the years.  

We are currently finishing up the final details with our lawyers, JFK Law Corporation, to put the finishing touches on our exemption application.  We will submit our application with all our letters of support, expert affidavits, and supporting evidence, by the end of the year or in the early winter of 2021. 

Stay tuned to the Cannabis Digest or our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/vcbc420 for the most up to date information on our history making exemption application.

Thank you for all your support.