Medicinal Cannabis User Organizes Protest After Unlicensed Saskatoon Dispensaries Forced to Shutter

A Saskatoon woman who says medicinal cannabis saved her life is organizing a protest at city hall Saturday afternoon following the unlicensed dispensary closures this week. Alicia Yashcheshen credits medicinal cannabis for keeping her alive after she developed Crohn’s disease following a bad reaction to a prescription, Vioxx, which resulted in anorexia. “If I don’t have cannabis oil, I can’t eat,” she said. Yashcheshen, acting director of the Saskatchewan Medical Cannabis Association, is organizing a…
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Thia James, Saskatoon Starphoenix
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