Joint venture

Brit Burch was determined to get some pot.

It wasn’t that the Brandon University student was looking for a buzz. She wanted it to combat the negative side-effects of chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS/ppDr. Paul Daeninck specializes in pain management at CancerCare Manitoba./p

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Dr. Paul Daeninck specializes in pain management at CancerCare Manitoba.


Brit Burch uses medical marijuana to help treat her pain, using it in edible forms such as cookies.

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Brit Burch uses medical marijuana to help treat her pain, using it in edible forms such as cookies.

But finding a physician to prescribe it was more challenging than anticipated.

“I literally asked seven different doctors because I didn’t want to take all the different pills,” says Burch, who was diagnosed in 2010. “I wanted the plant

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