Director- Jim Leslie
Jim has been a cannabis activist and patient for 16 years. He has recently returned from spending 15 months in Vancouver where he managed and directed 2 successful medical cannabis dispensaries in which he oversaw:
- Member product selection and cannabis dose advice
- Public/media relations
- New member intake and orientation
- Product sampling and testing
- New product development
- Cannabinoid Education Seminars (The Canadian Silver Tour)
Jim holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the Fraser Valley and retired from the position of Border Service Officer with the Canada Border Services Agency in June 2011. He holds long-term membership in Law Enforcement Against Prohibition www.leap.ca and Stop the Violence B.C. stoptheviolence.org and has been active in drug policy reform efforts since 1998.
Although Jim has no formal medical training he is a medical cannabis patient himself and has spent the last 16 years reading every case history, scientific study and publication on the medical use of cannabinoids that he could get his hands on. In conjunction with his dispensary experience in assisting nearly 2500 medical cannabis patients access a large variety of cannabis products for medical use and his close working relationship with noted analysis and dose experts like Dr. Paul Hornby, Jim is well qualified to dispense advice in relation to how to achieve the best therapeutic effect from currently available medicinal cannabis and medicinal cannabis products.
Starting now we will be directing all inquiries regarding services and products to Jim such as new member applications, products, orders and dose advice.
Director— Marvin Wyers
Marv Wyers joins the team as the final director. He worked for years as a patient advocate, helping chronically and terminally ill Canadians access medical cannabis. Marv is an expert in quality control and is taking a direct role in ensuring the members of our dispensary receive a high standard of care that is matched with high quality medical cannabis and related products.
In particular Marv has expertise in helping cancer patients with edible or non-smokable cannabis options. His experience with both edible dosing and edible production is vast.
Being busy with his contracting business, Marv is bridging into full-time involvement with the dispensary across the Summer and Fall of 2014 and is handling inquiries regarding services and products from our dispensary with Jim.