Hey Doll. Hey Everyone...
Now how do we compete??? lol
Nice to have a full CV for others to read. You HAVE been busy...
My Resumé consists of the following:
Corrections Officer for Phase One and Two Young Offenders - Secure and Open Custody (1985-1995)
Retired full time from Law Enforcement and pursued Marijuana Activism immediately due to serious health issue. Lost all feeling from the waist down and couldn't walk. (1992)
Began walking again with many months of complete physio therapy and social and familial support. Used a walker and a wheelchair continuously through out those years.
Came back to work for short stints until it was evident that my health was in dire need of immediate attention. (1992-1995)
Started my Marijuana and Drug Reform Activism when I educated my Doctors and recieved my first piece of paper with permission - a Doctor's note - claiming Cannabis as Medicine for my Health issue, chronic progressive Multiple Sclerosis and associated Tic Douloureux, an excruciating facial pain I have battled for twelve years. (1993)
Joined the NDP approximately twelve years ago for the first time. (1994)
Have actively voted NDP for many years before and since.
Applied to the Government for a Legal License as soon as Clincal Trials were mentioned in the Media in Canada for Cannabis and was informed my name was leaked to a Reporter in Ottawa. I immediately came out to speak publicly. (1998)
Have been Interviewed by more than 1,000 different Publications, Radio Stations, Local, National and International Newspapers, Magazines,
Documentaries, Web Programs etc. You name it I've been involved... (1998-2006)
Lobbied Parliament and Health Canada to Legalize, Tax and Regulate Marijuana and ALL Drugs in order to keep our children safe and our citizens from killing themselves and each other. (1993-2006)
Consistently fight Prohibition in a global enviroment. (1993-2006)
Began and launched a Website, The Medical Marijuana Mission with the help of my partner of 18 years, Gary Lynch.
To this day we average well over a 50,000 visits a month. (1998)
Had my first Electic Wheelchair given to me by a Church in Oakville, Ontario as a Charitable gift. (2000)
Sued the Government of Canada in a now famous Lawsuit, "Hitzig et al" led by Professor Alan Young, Joseph Neuberger, Paul Berstein, David Rose and Leora Shemesh of Toronto, Ontario. In control of successfully gathering a group of seven sick and dying Canadians and a caregiver from the Toronto Compassion Centre to meet the criteria of a serious and detrimental need for Cannabis as medicine in Canada. (2003)
Approached by Jack Cole from L.E.A.P. - Law Enforcement Against Prohibition based in the United States while in Ottawa on Parliament Hill speaking for a registered Event, "Fill the Hill". Asked to be LEAP's first leading Woman speaker in Canada. (2004)
Ran for Federal Office for the NDP in the Summer Election and garnered over 7% of the total vote. More than tripled the last Candidate's numbers for the NDP. (2004)
First person in Canada to be prescribed Sativex, the new Cannabis Spray from GW Pharmaceuticals. (2005)
Speak across North America regularly for L.E.A.P.
I continue all of the above except working full time, to this day. Like you Dana, this is just a quick over view...
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Love and a squish,