Marijuana for Trauma Program Aimed at Veterans but Attracts Civilians

Organization says 40 per cent of patients at Sydney, N.S., centre are civilians

A veteran’s centre in Cape Breton is now helping about 80 people access medical marijuana, but many of them have not served in the military.

The Marijuana for Trauma Inc. centre opened in Sydney in June. The primary focus was to help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but volunteer Joe MacGillivray says the patient list is growing beyond that.

“We have cancer patients that are coming through, people that are in constant pain,” he said. “People that just had surgeries.”

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