A Saskatoon woman who says medicinal cannabis saved her life is organizing a protest at city hall Saturday afternoon following the unlicensed dispensary closures this week.

Alicia Yashcheshen credits medicinal cannabis for keeping her alive after she developed Crohn’s disease following a bad reaction to a prescription, Vioxx, which resulted in anorexia.

“If I don’t have cannabis oil, I can’t eat,” she said.

Yashcheshen, acting director of the Saskatchewan Medical Cannabis Association, is organizing a protest at Saskatoon’s city hall Saturday afternoon, in response to the shutdown of unlicensed medicinal cannabis dispensaries in the city this week. She used to purchase cannabis oil from Best Buds, but since its doors closed after it was one of four dispensaries that received a letter from city police, she will have to order online.

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