LETTER: New dispensary regulations have downside

From reader Scott Beauchamp

City council has decided to not renew business licenses for Nelson marijuana dispensaries. Patients will have to return to buying from online sources without the face-to-face advice and knowledge of the dispensary staff or purchase from unscrupulous dealers with no medical knowledge. The city has made at least 100 employees across all the businesses unemployed. That’s another 100 people who will now have to struggle to pay rent or go on EI. Doesn’t Nelson already have enough residents with these problems? Deb Kozak needs to add more? This decision will not be overlooked by the citizens who rely on medical marijuana for their health and well being or the citizens that depend on the work to pay their bills amd fees their families. Is it just coincidence this has happened after the bulk of tourists have come and gone?

Scott Beauchamp


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