White Rock Mayor and City Council

It is no secret that medical marijuana facilities have been growing in number in BC's Lower Mainland. Many of these facilities have opened and operated without the guidance of their government or local city officials, resulting in certain relaxed operating protocols, miscommunication and facilities being shut down on a frequent basis.

Rather than risking the confusion and inconsistency, communities can initiate a Pilot Project which would allow a Mayor and City Council the opportunity to openly work with a pilot facility, such as Releaf Compassion Centers, to create operating protocols and bylaws.

The pilot facility's operating protocols would be up for public scrutiny and adjustment until the point is reached where the community and the pilot facility no longer have concerns that need addressing. Then all facilities that wish to open within the community will have to abide by those agreed upon standards.

Releaf has requested a Pilot Project with the City of White Rock, believing that it will be an effective solution to creating safe community-based access to medical marijuana that supports the needs and concerns of the everyone.

The Petition of the Undersigned, To the Mayor and Council of the City of White Rock, province of British Columbia:

During the past year and a half of community-based service in the City of White Rock., RELEAF Compassion Centers has demonstrated full transparency and accountability.

RELEAF has operated like any other medical office. The Supreme Court in a recent case, Allard et al. 2016, recognised the importance of such transparent community-based dispensaries. Many BC municipalities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Nelson, Port Alberni, Terrace, Grande Forks and others, have also recognised the importance of medical marijuana and local access. White Rock Mayor and Council have the power to endorse this service as a Pilot Project within their community.

We, the undersigned, urgently petition the Mayor and Council to approve RELEAF’s request for a Pilot Project.

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The White Rock Mayor Urged to Approve Medical Marijuana Pilot Project petition to White Rock Mayor and City Council was written by RELEAF Compassion Centers and is in the category Health at GoPetition.