Wollaston Council supports Kamermans 0
Wollaston council has agreed unanimously to send a letter of thanks to Dr. Kamermans and his staff for their work in the community.
During the Jul 24 regular council meeting, Reeve Dan McCaw raised the issue of supporting the local doctor.
“We need to thank Dr. Kamermans, and tell him how much he means to us,” he said. “There were no charges laid against him, and it is not likely there ever will be.”
McCaw felt that a letter should be sent from council.
“We appreciate all he has done for our community,” he said.
Councillor Maryann Post added that it would also be a good idea to send a copy of the letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Deputy Reeve Graham Blair also suggested a copy of the letter be forwarded to Health Canada as well.
“It might be relevant in his particular situation,” he said.
“I feel he was really treated unfairly,” said McCaw
Council voted unanimously to direct the clerk to write and distribute the letters as discussed by council.
Kamermans is a medical doctor licensed to practice in Canada and across the border in the U.S. Along with his wife Mary, a registered nurse, Kamermans helps patients who are suffering from grave and debilitating diseases. They help by approving them for the use of medical marijuana.
On Jan. 26 this year, 20 OPP officers arrived at Dr. Kamermans’ office in Coe Hill with warrants, and during a full day search removed files and computers from his office.
No charges have ever been laid by the police.
Health Canada recognizes that marijuana "remains an illegal and controlled substance, however, under the marijuana medical access regulations, Health Canada allows for medical access to marijuana."