And the whole time, who has built canopy up? Has it been Snoop or their clever colloquial marketing? Has it been Rifici and his boy-next-door grin that has taken that defunct chocolate factory and turned it into $9.13 ++ per share?
It was me and you, if you are a Canadian who legally treats your health condition with medical cannabis. It was the fibro, ms, cancer, mental health sufferers paying between $6 and $15 per gram that has risen them up and given them the respect that rising stock values affords a company these days. Evidently, if the stocks are rising, who cares how well the company fulfills its commitments–even in healthcare.
The truly choking fact is that this merger that bore from its capitalist loins the mothership known as Tweed Main Street, gave patients NO promise of product supply at all!! What good is a medicine manufacturer, if they can’t supply the medicine? In fact, TMS has been up and running now for 2 weeks and thousands of patients on CBD only oil are shit out of luck for product. And I guess that’s satisfactory business activity in healthcare?
Meh, it’s only weed we’re talkin’ about, not that big a deal.
Except it is a big deal for anyone who has stopped taking their conventional meds because Cannabis oil has replaced them. Now what are they going to do? The rules state that you are registered with one producer from which to buy your meds, so now thousands of Canadians are without legal access to Cannabis oil. That never happens with pills because our ministry of health never allows it to happen. So we see once again that those ingesting pills for medicine get more respect than those ingesting this plant.
In fact, I wonder if our national healthcare costs are feeling the pinch yet? How long till patients who can’t buy oil from Tweed, Mettrum, or Bedrocan eventually make their way to Emergency rooms wasting precious minutes and healthcare dollars in hospitals country-wide? Likewise, I wonder if the dispensaries are feeling the surplus of high sales of CBD oil since this mothership merger that boasted so much has failed so epicly. Patients were led to believe that staying with one of these companies as their main supplier of medicinal cannabis would be a good thing. Were they ever wrong.
In the end, if your stocks went up because of this merger, know that sick Canadians suffer so you can profit. And when we look back on this time in history, students will wonder how we were able to call this a democracy when those making the regulations were allowed to then profit so blatantly from their decisions. Money is being allowed to trump humanity at every single turn. I really thought we were different Canada.