Travis Erbacher


As a newcomer to the world of cannabis and activism, I missed my opportunity to really get to know Michelle Rainey. However I was fortunate enough to correspond with her via social media and on a medical cannabis internet forum. Even with this limited contact, I could tell what a lovely woman she was.

Few people truly understand the medical marijuana situation in this country. That is the way it was intended to be. The federal medical exemption program has been flawed right from the start, with only a small percentage of applicants actually receiving exemptions, and a process which is obscenely underfunded and unnecessarily complicated. Most in the general public think that everything is fine because we "have" medical marijuana in this country. They think the legislative battle has been won and this is a closed issue.

On August 20th , Cannabis Culture reported that Prime Minister Stephen Harper had appointed evangelical minister Chris Summerville to the mental health committee that is studying the link between cannabis and schizophrenia. This post is my account of our meeting, and what I think should be made of Summerville’s appointment.

Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender was recently invited to speak in favour of Bill C-15. He says that he doesn't know why he was invited. I do.