Alberta Advocates Raise Funds to Help Attend B.C. Event

Cannabis advocates in Alberta are looking for help from the community to attend a gathering of other activists in March.

Melissa Finlay has started a GoFundMe page to allow staff from raided Edmonton dispensary MACROS to travel to Vancouver Island, for the “medical cannabis trade show” Duncan Dabfest on Mar. 5.

“Many of the activists in our Alberta Cannabis Community are living on limited incomes and cannot afford to attend events like the various cannabis cups across Canada,” wrote Finlay. “We are all hearing promises of legalization and here in Alberta we need to be heard and we need to be involved with our other province’s cannabis issues to become a united front. ”

Finlay is looking to raise $1,000 to cover the flights, accommodation and expenses for at least two people.

Dabfest organizer Annissa Warner said if the group from Alberta are able to raise the funds to come to the event she will provide them with up to four free tickets.

“This is also a way for anyone who supports cannabis activism in Alberta but doesn’t want to be on the front lines to contribute to the cannabis movement,” wrote Finlay. “Our Alberta activists have done fundraisers to raise money for MACROS defence fund and continue to educate and reach out to our politicians in our fight for patients rights.”