Supporters are organizing a benefit show to help dispensary owner Glenn Price afford his legal fees.
Price, whose dispensary Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters was raided by Winnipeg police in early August, is fighting charges of drug trafficking, possessing a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possessing the proceeds of property obtained by crime and possessing a scheduled substance.
When arrested, police accused Price of operating an “illegal drug trafficking business which was held out to be a medical marijuana dispensary.”
Now supporters, like Todd Cook, are rallying around Price’s case by organizing benefit show Help Pay the Price , to help raise money for legal fees that Price estimates to be “tens of thousands of dollars.”
“I’m doing this to help pay for Glenn’s legal fees and to bring awareness to the medical cannabis issue,” Cook said.
Cook said he uses medical cannabis to deal with pain from a heavy construction injury 15 years ago.
“I had three lower discs bulge out and spinal deterioration disease as well,” said Cook. “I was on painkillers for years, but the medical cannabis completely turned my life around.”
Price, who is next scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 14, is thankful for the support.
“I think it’s excellent that people are standing up for a cause,” Price said. “I wish more people would stand up because that’s how we’ll make change.