Article by Natasha Pace, Global News
The decision by one Halifax business to open up the sale of cannabis is being met with open arms by marijuana advocates.
Since Friday, Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre on Barrington Street has been allowing anyone over the age of 19 to purchase marijuana products without a prescription. Something that’s currently illegal.
“This is something that has to happen,” said Chris Backer, vice chair of Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana.
“How many times can you have somebody come to you for help, when you’ve got it in your hand and you have to say, ‘sorry, I can’t help you.’”
Backer said the group stands firmly behind the decision made by Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie’s. He is hoping that other marijuana dispensaries in the region will follow in their footsteps.