PRESS RELEASE – CAMCD Congratulates Liberals on win

PRESS RELEASE – CAMCD Congratulates Liberals on win
October 20, 2015 Dieter MacPherson

CAMCD-Press-Release-October 20-2015

CAMCD Congratulates Liberals on win

Dispensaries Look Forward To Working With Government

Vancouver, BC, October 20, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) would like to congratulate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada for their win in last nights election. “We think it’s a very positive step generally for the future of cannabis in Canada,” said President Jamie Shaw “ending prohibition is a great start, but there is still a need for regulations that address the needs of medicinal users.”

CAMCD has been lobbying for the inclusion of dispensaries in a Canadian regulatory framework since 2011, continuing the decade-long work of its founding members, and represents the largest cannabis patient group in Canada. In the last year, CAMCD has grown to over thirty member dispensaries, and has been heavily involved in consultations with various municipalities about their bylaw or licensing regulations.

The organization is looking forward to again engaging in dialogue with the federal government . “We want Canada to have the best system possible, and learn from the mistakes of other jurisdictions,” Shaw said. “We can help regulators here avoid the problems places like Washington State have had on the medical side, and contribute to something that truly works for everybody.”

CAMCD is a non-profit trade association for medical cannabis dispensaries founded in 2011. Their Dispensary Certification Program is a rigorous accreditation program developed in part with the support of the UBC SEED Project, and funded by a Peter Wall Solutions Initiative.

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