LETTER: Make marijuana more easily available

I write to you to express my dismay in the lack of insight of the mayor and city council by denying a business licence to Mary Jane’s Glass and Gifts “WEEDS”, a medical marijuana dispensary, which you fine on a daily basis for operating without said business licence.

I personally use marijuana from this dispensary to ease body pain caused by my diabetes as well as migraine headaches. It is much nicer to be able to use the dispensary rather than visiting a drug dealer where other drugs may be present and the possibility of criminal involvement like theft is also present. The dispensary is a very safe place to do business. The people who work there are informative and helpful in selecting a strain to meet your needs. The dispensary is very strict on who they sell to. You must be of age and have a medical need.

With the legalization of marijuana in the near future the operators are entrepreneurs getting a head start with the opening of the dispensary.

In the name of harm reduction our municipal leaders should issue a business licence to the dispensary so they may help their patients with their needed medication. I hope and pray city council will issue a business licence in the very near future.

– Father Ken Baker, Abbotsford