There is much confusion between operating a Dagga Private Club and opening an over-the-counter weed store. When I have a meeting with someone who wants to start a Dagga Private Club, one of the first things I ask them is “Why do you want to open a Club?” Some people are caught off guard and need a moment to think. Some stutter and don’t know what to say. And then there are some people who say: “I want to support my community.” or “We just want a consistent supply of weed between our group of stoner-friends.”
The answer I dread most is “I wanna make money.” My response to these people is that they need to wait until selling Cannabis is legal. If you want to get rich off of opening a Dagga Private Club, there’s some surprises in store. There are some fundamental differences between these two models that people love to overlook with the glimmer of the “green rush” blinding them to reason and logic.