Tucked away in small Maillardville strip mall is the home base for a non-profit society — the first of its kind in the Tri-Cites.
Last week, the first and only medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors in Coquitlam in Village Square.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, the Coquitlam Natural Path Society intends to provide medical cannabis from its storefront operation to people who have a legitimate medical need for the drug.
The society’s founder and president Christopher MacLeod said he wanted to open up a dispensary in the Tri-Cities to cut down the travel time for locals who use the dispensaries in Vancouver.
“We want to fulfill a need for the community, and we want to give people good quality medication that they can trust at a safe location,” he told The NOW.
The dispensary offers both eatable and traditional forms of marijuana on site.
But Macleod suggested there are strict rules in place to ensure the pot is distributed properly.
He explained that clients before they get their pot must be members of the society, which requires them to have their medical marijuana exemptions from Health Canada or a prescription or proof of a diagnosis from a doctor.
Clients are also expected to sign the society’s code of conduct, which implies the user isn’t buying the drug for anyone else.
Macleod said he also plans to a have a natural path doctor on site with a doctor’s office.
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