Appeals Court Sides with BC Compassion Club, Convictions Overturned
CANNABIS CULTURE – After years of struggle and tragedy – Bob Woolsey won his appeal on November 23, 2021.
But has too much damage already been done?
“I made a commitment that I’m going to help (medical cannabis) patients at all costs,” Woolsey said.
The court’s decision vacated five counts of trafficking against Woolsey and vindicates he and Former partner, Parker.
It was November of 2015 when the peace of their farm in Deroche, BC was shattered by a brutal RCMP raid.
Back then, the pair grew plants and ran a compassion club, but the roots of their persecution run deeper.
In 2012, Woolsey and Parker were both ready to retire and travel. Wanting a fresh start, they sold their home in Toronto and headed West. Their plans to travel across Canada and the US came to a halt when Woolsey’s decades-old cannabis possession charges prevented them from crossing the border, so they decided to settle in the small community of Deroche.
Parker was a talented horticulturist, growing beautiful flowers year-round, and Woolsey had a talent for growing cannabis and his pink card to grow for personal use. “She had a flower sale every week in the farmers market and I had a greenhouse that