Meaford Cannabis Advocates Give Medicine and Advice

Article by Sara Carson, Meaford Express via

Meaford cannabis advocates give medicine and advice COMMUNITY Jul 04, 2017 by Sara Carson Rob Mahy holds up cannabis tincture and chocolates made with cannabis and coconut oil butter. The Meaford man leads a group called MEND, short for Mother Earth's Natural Design, that teaches people how to make cannabis edibles for healing. - Sara Carson/Metroland Fred Harris, 67, said he believes cannabis rid him of prostate cancer. Harris is part of a group called MEND, short for Mother Earth's Natural Design, who consume cannabis for its healing properties. - Sara Carson/Metroland Cannabis chocolate turtles - Sara Carson/Metroland

Seated in a small cluster of wooden benches dubbed the Circle of Friends, Rob Mahy passed around a container of homemade chocolate turtles. Laughter and chit-chat fills the warm air as the friends take turns plucking out a chocolate and popping it into their mouths before it starts to melt.

You won’t find this chocolate in a store. It is made with cannabis.

Mahy, of Meaford, leads a group of 1,200 people, mostly seniors, who say they have been healed and have had their dignity restored through the consumption of homegrown and homemade cannabis products. The group, called MEND, short for Mother Earth’s Natural Design, turns cannabis into chocolates, brownies, coconut oil butter, tincture and capsules.

We do this “to help make medicine for our beautiful neighbours and friends. It’s not about thumbing our nose at the man,” Mahy noted.

Mahy discovered medical cannabis through a friend. In 2000, Mahy broke his back in three places and suffered terrible pain and limited mobility.

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