Canadian CANNAINVESTOR Magazine November 2017 - Page 173


However, even if privately run dispensaries are allowed by the British Columbia government be assured it will still be an overhaul – only supplied from LPs. The law in time typically catches up to those that break it in such an open and defiant manner.

What about scam companies? The dot-com era allegedly had its fair share. However, the most infamous scam perpetuated was not at all part of the dot-com era but rather from the mining sector: BRE-X Minerals. The premise of the scam was simple – they found gold and a lot of gold at that – but it was hard to access as it was in the jungles of Borneo. Samples were provided periodically that demonstrated BRE-X had found what may have been the largest gold deposit known. There have been many articles and books written about this company and this source is good for a quick summary.