Vancouver Medical Marijuana Activist Starts Pot Bazaar for Low-Income Users

High “medicine” costs to use marijuana from sanctioned Health Canada growers and the black market has frustrated a local man enough to start his own 420 Market in east Vancouver.

It’s already been running once a month since October, pot activist Dave Douglas told 24 hours this week. His federal medical marijuana licence allows him to purchase a large amount daily — 20 grams — from a sanctioned grower. It’s too much for him to use alone, so he sells it for about three-quarters of the black market price to licensees who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.

“The prices have gotten very, very high. The compassion clubs, they’re at the mercy of the growers, so whatever the growers charge them they have to add an operation cost for the patients,” said the 53-year-old.

“What we can do is give the low-income people the opportunity to get the medicine they need.”

– Read the entire article at 24 Hours Vancouver.