To: Maria Sutherland – Administrative Services Director
From: Rev. Frank Paul Jones – President and CEO – The NCNCHINC
RE: Avon Park Projected Cost of Production and Sales of Marijuana
Date: 13 March 2014
If you read the law you will see that a lot of people for a lot of reasons will be able to get medical marijuana. As long as a doctor feels you will benefit more by using marijuana than by not using it, he/she can give you a prescription. It is the last clause of debilitating medical conditions.
1) “Debilitating Medical Condition” means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.
My argument isn’t about why what will happen on November 4th will happen, but about the government being fiscally responsible with this new tax revenue that will only continue to grow with time as Federal law changes as well.
The City Avon Park should control both production and distribution of medical marijuana here in the city limits of Avon Park, FL.
1: We should have a farm located in the Southside Redevelopment Area.
2: We should have a dispensary located in the Southside Redevelopment Area, that will act as the main artery for the legal distribution of medical marijuana with its associated tax stickers from State, County and City Governments.
Here is my breakdown for the production and sales of medical marijuana. I think everything is negotiable. A quarter ounce should go for about $25 and one ounce for about $75 of quality marijuana. Because we will grow it the cost of production isn’t that high and we must beat out the street dealers by having high quality marijuana at low costs to the consumers. And prices can be adjusted in the future once the farm is in full swing.
1,000 patients times $25 or one quarter once per month = $25,000 per month gross sale. The money would be divided as follows. But we figure on doing $100,000 worth of business within one year, so multiply these figures by 4, to get a realistic and honest projection.
Labor: $6,250 per month – per year = $75,000 for the payroll
Security: $5,000 Cameras and stuff connected to the police department
(a) State $5,000 per month – per year $60,000
(b) County $2,500 per month – Per year $30,000
(c) City $2,500 per month – per year $30,000
Equipment and Supplies: $3,750
Labor: 25% of cost
(a) Farm labor:
(b) Dispensary Labor:
Security: 20% of cost
(a) Special Unit from the Avon Park Police Department
(b) Support from the Highlands County Sheriff Department
Taxes: 40% of cost
(a) State: 20%
(b) County 10%
(c) City 10%
Equipment and Supplies 15%:
(b) Breeding Supplies for special products
I think if we take a proactive response to the legislation on the ballot for November 4th, 2014, we would start planning now for what is an inevitable future in the United States and soon to be reality in the State Florida. We must be fiscally responsible and fair about the distribution of this new tax revenue.
I think with the CDBG Grant coming to South Delaney Avenue, the only other wise thing to do that is just needing immediately attention, is to redevelop the Southside Business District. I for one need a parking lot so we can offer instructional services at our location and some AC units. The Rib Shack needs much more help than I do and they and Catlin Lounge are historical building, which you already have new grants for. We simply want to get up the other half of that money to make these grants real options to those who need them most.
Rev. Frank Paul Jones