Calgary Humane Society accepts donation from local cannabis group after gift refused by provincial cancer centre

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) may have refused a $6,000 donation meant as a thank you for the care cannabis advocate Rick Beaver received while battling cancer, but that “no” quickly turned into a “yes” by the Calgary Humane Society (CHS). The Calgary Cannabis Club’s initial thought was to donate the money it had raised from members to AHS’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre, which offers a range of healthcare services for people with cancer. The donation was in remembrance of Rick Beaver, a friend of the centre who grew and used his own medicinal cannabis, according to Global News . Beaver died two years ago. Canada’s largest private-sector union aims to include medical cannabis coverage in collective bargaining agreements A third of Canadians with cancer saying yes to cannabis: Alberta study Quebec man raises $912 for Ottawa hospital through his medical cannabis Facebook page Cindy Wong, treasurer of the Calgary Cannabis Club and Beaver’s friend, told Global News that she was “shocked” and “really hurt” that AHS refused the donation in 2019, presumably because of its ties to weed. The club was informed at the time that AHS was working on developing a policy on cannabis donations, but a statement to Global News this week noted that it still does not accept donations from the cannabis sector. “AHS does not direct the types of gifts foundations may choose to accept, but has been working in partnership to help facilitate board discussions and to provide tools that can assist foundations in decision-making around gift acceptance,” according to the statement. The cancer centre had seemed a natural fit for the donation, with Wong reporting that Beaver not only did a lot for the cannabis club, but that he was also “very knowledgeable and he helped a lot of people who were dealing with…

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