Pubdate: Fri, 10 Mar 2017
Source: Nelson Star (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017 Black Press
Author: M. Bonderoff


The prophets of pot are capitalizing on the sick and infirm in our
population. According to a dispensary owner, their patient load is

They say that potentially this could be doubled because the patients
have spouses or significant others living with them. Another
dispensary owner claims the same patient case load. This brings to
number to at least 2,000 and possible 3,000. Assuming the other 4
dispensary owners have half that number of patients this brings the
number of patients to 5,000.

If the service area to Nelson is a population of 15,000 people, fully
one-third of the population is in some sort of health distress.

I would think that this should be national news and that the WHO
(World Health Organization)should be informed of this epidemic.

Now to the economics: if each patient requires a gram of pot (1/28th
of an ounce) per day to help them survive, at a cost of $10.00, it is
a $70.00 per week cure. Multiplied by 1,000 patients per dispensary,
this works out to $70,000 per week, $210,000.00 per month and
$2,520,000.00 per year gross per dispensary.

If the dispensaries buy this medical pot for $5 per gram, the profit
is $1,260,000.00 per year. Ormerely $630,000.00 for those with half
the patient load.

The bottom line is this, we are in a health care crisis of epidemic
proportions in Nelson, or these dispensary owners are actually using a
weak clause in law to make huge money on what is really recreational
pot, and maybe that's why they don't want to lose their illegal store
front dispensaries.

M. Bonderoff

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