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Mobile clinic to bring pro-medical marijuana message to Southern Interior

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May 20, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - A mobile medical marijuana clinic will hit the road for a cross Canada tour next month with stops in the Southern Interior.

The Mobile Cannabis Clinic, which is a retrofitted Airstream trailer, will be in Kamloops on June 17 and Kelowna on June 18, according to a media release from Tilray, the company running the clinic.

"For lack of a better description we’ve retrofitted (the trailer) to create some private space for patients to discuss using medical cannabis," Tilray spokesperson Phillipe Lucas says.

Tilray is a Nanaimo based company selling medical cannabis via the internet to people with perscriptions from doctors.

The Mobile Cannabis Clinic will travel across Canada this summer, with the goal of providing people access to physicians with expertise in medical cannabis. Staff will provide information about marijuana regulations in Canada and physicians may provide prescriptions for medical cannabis. 

Lucas says the company is still trying to line up physicians for some of the scheduled stops, but if a doctor isn't availble, people will be able to book appointments to see one.

Specific locations for the stops in Kamloops and Kelowna haven't been set yet, he says.

Medical marijuana has been used to treat a variety of conditions and can be prescribed by medical doctors and nurse practitioners in Canada.


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