WINNIPEG -- A Winnipeg "compassion club" which promises to supply its
members with marijuana for medical purposes is recruiting members in drug
court.

Two representatives of the newly formed Manitoba Compassion Club stood in
front of the downtown Law Courts complex for three hours Wednesday and
signed up three new members.

Wednesday is the day provincial court drug cases are heard.

The group's president, Chris Buors, says the new additions bring the club's
membership to 11.

There are more than 10 similar clubs across the country.

Buors says the club will continue its drive in front of the Law Courts
every Wednesday and hopes to start distributing medicinal marijuana to
people in eight weeks.

Buors and club spokesman Geoff Hughes are also trying to collect the
required 2,500 signatures to make the Manitoba Cannabis Party an official
party.


Newshawk: CMAP
Pubdate: Thu, 08 Nov 2001
Source: Canadian Press (Canada Wire)
Copyright: 2001 The Canadian Press (CP)
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmjcn.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)