CANADA: When Victoria Hollinrake visited a Montreal amusement park, she says she was told by security guards that she would have to leave if she wanted to use her medicinal marijuana.
Hollinrake, who lives about an hour west of Montreal in Hawkesbury, Ont., travelled to Montreal for a fun day at La Ronde, a Six Flags theme park, with her children.
She has a chronic nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia, which causes intense, shock-like face pain.
Hollinrake said after a few hours at the park her pain flared up and she asked security guards if there was a place in the back where she could go and smoke quietly.
But they told her she would have to leave.
“They were like, no, it’s against the policies, and you cannot smoke on the grounds.”
Hollinrake says that for over four years, she’s had a Health Canada permit that allows her to use medicinal marijuana. She says she showed the document to security guards, but they were uncompromising.