MACROS president Aaron Bott says he'll take marijuana fight to Supreme Court if need be

To the courts, Aaron Bott is just a drug dealer. But to members of his cannabis dispensary, he was a connection to medicine.

“We were helping people,” Bott, who is currently facing trafficking charges, said.  

“Unfortunately, it seems like Alberta isn’t willing to listen, and is persecuting us as hard and fast as they can. They aren’t even looking at us helping people access their medicine or anything like that.”

Bott is president of the Mobile Access Compassionate Resources Organization Society (MACROS), Edmonton’s only compassion club. For the past 11 years, MACROS operated without issue until July, when Alberta’s Law Enforcement Response Team shut it down.

He and several members of his family were in court facing trafficking and cultivation charges.

Bott explained that MACROS acted much like a pharmacy, offering advice and grower information to its 1,000 plus members, all of whom had a Health Canada medical-marijuana license...

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