Dr. Samuel Mellace
Dubbed thing “King of Pot” by National Geographic’s Lisa Ling, Dr. Sam Mellace has been one of Canada’s leading medical marijuana advocates since he was first prescribed cannabis to treat pain and liver complications from a brutal car accident. Like many of his patients, Sam is also a cancer survivor, and has treated thousands of people living with a variety of pain, disease, and illnesses with his cannabis oils, extracts and other remedies. He believes in establishing a national framework for Dignified Access, and further advocates for a Royal Commission on Canadian cannabis policy and legality that will enshrine Dignified Access in future legislation. He famously (and legally) smoked a joint in the House of Commons in 2010 to protest the government’s failed medical-marijuana policies.