+ProPlayer420 Posted January 14, 2011 Report Share Posted January 14, 2011 In the past we had two warriors who roamed the states after Michigan passed its Medical Marijuana Law. These warriors were two very passionate guys who thought Michigan was going to need resources to help educate our citizens in Michigan with regards to our new Medical Marijuana law. These two warriors were Greg Francisco and Brad Forrester. These two are the ones who got us all on our feet and moving forward. By the way I do miss their input. First they gave us a web site that we all could gravitate to, Michigan Medical Marijuana.org. Many of us became friends through the website. But they seen a need to take it locally to the cities themselves and started having meetings in various cities throughout Michigan and with it came Compassion Clubs. These clubs were to be run in public places so the general public could come to and learn about the facts of our new law. They weren't attended for dispensing cannabis or using at. As these meetings took place more people came. MMMA had the concept and the means now to spread the word and get others involved in starting their own clubs with the protection of the MMMMA if you followed their guidelines they set forth. As for now, we’ve had many new idealist and entrepreneur who have taken the word compassion and twisted it so they may start a dispensary with the safety net of COMPASSSION. But we all know what a true compassion club is. It’s a place where you can pay a membership due or not. It’s a place for information regarding medical marijuana. For compassion clubs to operate they need members and volunteers. It’s the true core of compassion clubs is thru volunteers. It’s a place where you can learn to grow safe meds and do it safely with others who have greater knowledge. As compassion clubs will have classes for patient and caregivers to learn. Compassion clubs are non profit. It’s a place for a patient to find a trusted caregiver or just network with other patients. I know if it weren't for the volunteers we've had I don't think we could sustain our MOCC club as long as we have. Although we chose to have our own model for a compassion club I still feel we operate in the way that the MMMA had seen in their vision. Most compassion clubs operate on fundraisers and membership. Although most clubs don't sell or transfer meds or plants they will host farmer market style PRIVATE meetings where prices are usually cheaper and better and most meds are locally grown or baked by legal patients and caregivers. A place to meet your caregivers or patients safely and exchange your meds , clones ,seeds, edibles etc etc and feel safe while doing it. Some clubs will even donate meds to their less fortune members. Compassionate or Compassion Centers charge you a membership to get in. They will dispense meds for a profit. Most work as employees and are paid. Most get their meds outta state and not locally. Compassion Centers won’t hold public meetings for the public to learn freely or classes. These places don’t want patients to grow for themselves or network with each other. Most are not looking out for patient’s rights but for their own protection. So the next time you hear someone talking or read in the papers that a compassion club was raided make sure to let them know the real deal. That it probably wasn’t a compassion club but just another dispensary in disguise. Just my two cents on the matter of compassion clubs. Tired of profiteers using the name compassion to hide under. Thanks again Greg and Brad some of us are still going strong. MOCC is having a public Compassion Club meeting Janurary 19th(wed) 7pm - 9pm at Knights of Columbus in Roseville. 16831 E 12 Mile Rd, Roseville, MI Come check out our club anytime. We hold monthly meetings in roseville and starting next month we will be hosting a monthly meeting in berkly, mi next door to royal oak. Hope to see you there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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