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Medical Weed Dispensaries: Gold ‘Rush’ to tragedy in Compton

People are getting rich from legal hemp in several states in U.S.; Compton seeks to circumvent process with medical ‘weed’ dispensaries Mayor Aja Brown is leading the charge for an explosion of medical “weed” dispensaries in

People are getting rich from legal hemp in several states in U.S.; Compton seeks to circumvent process with medical ‘weed’ dispensaries

Mayor Aja Brown is leading the charge for an explosion of medical “weed” dispensaries in Compton, toting the mercy angle of medicinal relief for the anguished suffering from any number of debilitating health ailments — from cancer and neurological disease, to diabetic neuropathy, arthritis, and others.

But while that may be a justifiable reason from a point of empathy to increase medical marijuana dispensaries in Compton, a deaf, blind mole can see through the double-layered smokescreen and delineate the real reason for the rush to dispense weed in Compton.

People in Compton, including outside interests are extremely interested in the prospects of more medical weed dispensaries in Compton.

People in Compton, including outside interests are extremely interested in the prospects of more medical weed dispensaries in Compton.

Special interests are behind the push with the mayor’s blessing to get in on the ground floor to nation’s newest “Gold Rush,” but in the city’s case, in the guise of medical weed dispensaries. A number of people are salivating for the opportunity; that’s why they rail with anger when the opposition raises the lid.

Consider the following: According to Monday Morning, a financial investment blog, “a single marijuana plant can produce as much as $14,000 worth of pot. The average “grow” room can hold well over 100 plants, which makes each room worth an astonishing $1,400,000+.”

So while money may not grow on trees, there are piles of money to be made from the trees themselves. Do you think the mayor and the people behind her have not considered this? After all, not only is money made from direct sales at the dispensaries but holders of medical marijuana “Compassionate Use” cards, can grow and cultivate weed, as well.

An old adage fits the lust by official providence in Compton, perfectly: "All that looks good, isn't good!"

An old adage fits the lust for marijuana dispensaries by official providence in Compton, perfectly: “All that looks good, isn’t good!”

To get one of these cards only requires a California Driver’s License or California ID card, with no prior medical documentation. There is no current credible way to regulate medical weed dispensaries, opening a wide door to corruption.

You might be surprised who are reputed to be dispensary owners in Compton. We won’t list them here because we cannot corroborate the evidence at this time. But suffice it to say, the leaf doesn’t fall far from the branch.

Monday Morning noted that Ted Gilchrist (pseudonym) – a 25-year-old dispensary owner, went from selling pine nuts on a street corner to making a $1.5 million profit in only three months after setting up his weed dispensary.

And if that isn’t enough to convince anyone of the motive at city hall, Monday Morning further noted, “43 marijuana stocks have shot up over 1,000 percent since the recent run of states turning their backs on the federal government and passing legislation to legalize weed.”

It’s like getting in on the ground floor of the Internet boom. And key players in official providence in Compton, are determined to stake their claim, despite the very real possibility that weed dispensaries in an already violent community, will only light more fuses to greater calamity.

The City of Compton has scheduled a workshop, Sept. 13 to discuss the impact of the November 2016 statewide Marijuana Adult Use Initiative on Compton; in question: weed dispensaries. Every person in opposition should be in attendance with loud, clamorous voices.

The Compton Herald will apprise you of time and place as soon as we receive it.

 

 

Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.

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