Law enforcement officers skeptical of cannabis’ medicinal value, please take note. Those who look into the matter are often persuaded to take a new tack once they learn the benefits…

“Julian Fantino took a tough line on marijuana when serving as Toronto’s police chief. In 2004, he even went as far as comparing legalization of the drug with the legalization of murder.

But the former cop has had quite the change of heart and, with another former officer, is opening a company that connects patients with medical marijuana.

[They’ve], opened their new business—called Aleafia Total Health Network—with a storefront at a mall in Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, CBC News reported.

Aleafia’s website says that the clinic will use a ‘deep knowledge of medical cannabis therapy’ to ‘analyze the patient’s condition and assist in obtaining the most effective product that will provide relief and symptom management.’

Canada was the first country to legalize the medical use of marijuana in 2001.

Fantino said he was swayed by the benefits during his time as Minister of Veterans Affairs between 2013-15. He said veterans ‘came and lobbied me to enable them to access medical marijuana as a substitute to opioids’ and that a ‘fact-finding mission’ of his own led him to believe the drug was a better alternative to opiate-based painkillers.

His business partner said the pair had been persuaded of the benefits ‘by the science and by real life stories’.”

…Which is what we at TRUCE also value: cannabis science and actual successful cases…

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