Cannabis may be legal in Canada but its stigma has not been eliminated entirely. This seems to be especially true when an organization in Alberta recently turned down a donation from another.

Members of the Calgary Cannabis Club raised $6,000 in honor of a former member Rick Beaver who passed away in November following a long battle with cancer. Beaver used cannabis to ease some of the symptoms associated with the bladder and esophageal cancer he experienced later in life.

“He knew he would be on a lot of other harsher drugs if he wasn’t medicating with cannabis,” said Pat Parsons, another member of the Calgary Cannabis Club. “Cannabis gave him as much of his life back as he could have in the later stages of his life which was, I think, a big part of the reason why he chose to stay positive.”

After the Club raised $6,000 at the memorial auction…

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