The Toronto Compassion Centre (TCC) is a not for profit compassion club established in 1997 and run ‘by members for members’ to serve two purposes: we provide information relating to the therapeutic use of cannabis, and facilitate access to a consistent, safe, and dependable source of medical cannabis products for people suffering from ailments for which cannabis has been shown to be effective.
Cannabis has been used effectively for thousands of years in the treatment of various medical conditions. In recent years, it has been shown to be the best available treatment for the symptoms of a number of ailments. Further, marijuana has been shown to be one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to mankind. Unlike most of the alternatives, marijuana has practically no harmful side effects and produces no physical dependence.
The Toronto Compassion Centre exists because people are suffering unnecessarily. The TCC and Centres like it are necessary to fill the gap between our society’s widespread acceptance of the benefits of cannabis as medicine and our government’s reluctance to provide that which thousands of Canadians need: a reasonable source. Compassion Centres strive to provide an essential but not-yet-legal service in a manner that is as tolerable and respectable as possible.