A new business in Fernie is aiming to make medical cannabis accessible for anybody who needs it.
Compass Cannabis Clinic opened on 7th Avenue a few weeks ago.
Managing partner Brian Jones says they offer a unique service for the community, assisting patients in setting up accounts with Health Canada and connecting them with doctors to get prescriptions for medical marijuana.
Jones says “we’re not a dispensary, we don’t sell cannabis. We just educate patients on the legal system and ways to access it, tax benefits that are involved with the system. Even benefits through your employment, you can get your cannabis covered.”
He says they are the first business of its kind in Fernie “and basically the first of its kind in the Elk Valley. We’re definitely trying to do things the correct way, the legal way and help patients access cannabis.”
Jones says they’ve had a great reception from the community since opening a few weeks ago and have not had any issues with the City of Fernie in terms of permits or zoning.
– Brian Jones, Compass Cannabis Clinic, Managing Partner