Medical marijuana activist starts pot bazaar for low-income users

Dave Douglas with his medical marijuana possession licence and small bag of pot in Vancouver, B.C.,...

Dave Douglas with his medical marijuana possession licence and small bag of pot in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012. Photo By CARMINE MARINELLI/Vancouver 24hrs

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:21 PM ET

VANCOUVER - 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 been running once a month since October, pot activist Dave Douglas said. 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 otherwise couldn't afford it.


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