Article by CBC News
It’s a sight typically seen in Royal Canadian Legion halls — veterans gathered and sharing stories. But instead, that was the scene at the opening ceremony for a new wellness centre in Headingley, Man. this weekend, which focuses on helping vets get medical marijuana.
The province’s first Marijuana for Trauma centre opened on Saturday morning, the 13th such centre the company has opened in Canada.
The centre, located west of the Perimeter Highway at 4280 Portage Ave., helps veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions get access to marijuana for medicinal purposes.
“Marijuana for Trauma grew from an absolute need, a true need,” said Riley McGee, the western Canada director of operations for the company.
The centre is not a marijuana dispensary, but instead provides peer support and specialized programs, and can help people connect with licensed producers and doctors who can provide prescriptions.