We Made The Best of Vancouver Winner’s Circle!

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It is with great pride that The BC Compassion Club Society announce our winning of
The Georgia Straight’s 21st Annual Best of Vancouver Awards category for
Dispensary Staff Most Knowledgable About the Medicinal Properties of Cannabis!!

It is an honour to be chosen 2nd in the categories of Dispensary with The Best Variety of Cannabis Oils and Dispensary with The Best Variety of Cannabis Strains.

We are humbled to have placed 3rd, as well, in the categories of Dispensaries with The Best Potent Strains and Dispensaries with The Best Mellow Strains.

We are truly proud to be chosen by you in these categories, endless gratitude to all who voted!

Read about ALL WINNERS here.

#BestofVan

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BCCCS (Hopefully!) @ Spirit Plant Medicine Conference

The BC Compassion Club Society has an opportunity to earn a booth to represent You, our members, along with our unique non-profit dispensary model (centered in holistic healing & patient advocacy) at the amazing and inspiring Spirit Plant Medicine Conference…

But we need help getting there!

We understand that this event is not as financially accessible as other events, however…

If you or someone you know is interested in attending the conference, please use DISCOUNT CODE: COMPASSION and save $22 on admission.

To use the code discount, simply input code in the payment options under the website~ www.spiritplantmedicine.com

Your ticket sale will count toward our potential access to an earned booth at the conference. Countless blessings to all for reading & sharing this  <3

SPMC with COMPASSION Code

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NOW HIRING: BC Compassion Club Fundraiser

BC Compassion Club Fundraiser

*Please note that this is a term posting of 8 hours per week for 6 months.

The BC Compassion Club Society is seeking a fundraiser to develop fundraising campaigns for the society.

Skills needed:

  • Successful track record of fundraising
  • Strong communication skills
  • An understanding of potential donors
  • Experience with online donation campaigns and social media
  • Knowledge of campaign finance rules and regulations
  • Able to commit to 6 months minimum
  • Experience in fundraising and marketing
  • Applicable training in fundraising and marketing

We offer a basic starting wage of $16 per hour with generous in-house and extended benefits available. Apply by email with cover letter and resume to maryann@thecompassionclub.org by Tuesday August 23, 2016. To receive a copy of our application, please send an email request to hr@thecompassionclub.org.

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted. For more information on the organization visit our webpage: www.thecompassionclub.org.

The BCCCS encourages applications from all qualified candidates including/prioritizing women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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ATTN: Holistic Practitioners! Space for Rent in our Wellness Centre

The BCCCS’s Wellness Centre is opening it’s doors for rental to practitioners in the community!

We have 4 lovely session rooms suitable for counseling, energy work, nutritional consultations, bodywork etc. Some rooms include massage table and portable stereo.

Room rental rates are $40.00 per half day and $70.00 per full day.

Please contact:  604-709-0448 or wellness@thecompassionclub.org for more information concerning availability schedule and room details.

FOR DOWNLOAD: Room Rental Agreement

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Board of Variance votes in favour of BC Compassion Club Society to remain in its home

BoV SuccessVANCOUVER – A unanimous decision by the City of Vancouver’s Board of Variance (BOV) on April 20th means the BC Compassion Club Society (BCCCS) will not have to close its doors after providing important medicinal marijuana and holistic services for 18 years.

 “This decision comes as a great relief to our 6000 members who have been waiting, terrified for this day”, said Hilary Black, founder of the BCCCS. “The BOV understood that we are a safety net for patients falling through the cracks of the healthcare system. We have been taking care of our community 18 years. I am grateful the BOV chose to support us.”

“The heart of the issue is that we are near two schools, both of which have no opposition to our presence in the neighborhood, this is our home. Clearly the BOV has seen that we are not a threat to the public or the safety of children. Our Wellness Centre provides 3,400 health care appointments each year, and closing it would cause massive hardship on our patients.” 

The BC Compassion Club Society opened its doors in May of 1997. It provides medical cannabis as well as many holistic therapies through the Wellness Centre to a total of 6000 patients a year. 

Media inquiries call Hilary Black, Founder
BC Compassion Club Society
778-986-8842

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Unfair Tax Burdens Should be Removed

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CLICK IMAGE TO SIGN PETITION e-190 (Tax System)
No other prescription medication is taxed, cannabis should be no different.
 
As you may know, the court of appeals just dismissed a tax case the BCCCS was supporting to clarify that patients should not be paying tax on medical cannabis. We have since had to start charging and remitting GST.
 
Please support the e-petition in Parliament asking that sales tax be removed from medical cannabis. We need your help to have an unfair tax burden removed from every single one of your purchases.
 
Our next step is to have the laws amended.
 
Want to get more involved?  Copy and paste the following on social media:
Remove the unjust tax from medical cannabis! Please sign
and share this e- petition. (https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-190) #TaxingEnough
 
 
Thank you for your support!
 
Warmly,
BC Compassion Club Staff and Board
 
 
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5% GST Sales Tax on Medicine

Starting January 28, 2016, we have to apply a 5% sales tax to your medicine.

We have been fighting for 15 years to see that medical cannabis for all Canadians is deemed a medical necessity and is exempt from tax. This case, has incurred costs of hundreds of thousands and the BCCCS has been saving for 18 years to fight this fight, or pay the GST liability.

This has been a long and incredibly expensive case, the legal avenues have now been exhausted and disappointingly, we did not win.

On Monday January the 27th, the Federal Court of Appeals dismissed our appeal. The original case was in June of 2014 and we argued, essentially, that medical cannabis is a medical necessity and should there for be exempt from sales tax. We did not win the initial case and the Federal Court of Appeals also ruled against us.

The Federal Court of Appeals ignored many of the key issues and simply ruled that the Parliament could not have possibly intended for an illegal drug to be tax exempt.

Please check Lift Cannabis for the breaking report of our story or The Globe and Mail for more coverage.

What an uphill battle it has been, but we are still full of comPASSION!! There is no waver in our intentions to continue standing for patient rights and safe, affordable medicine across Canada!

Next steps, we need to lobby for legislative change.

Stay posted for updates on a campaign.

CLICK HERE FOR A GST CHEAT SHEET FOR PLANNING YOUR ORDERS

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