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Ex-patient joins would-be pot grower

A cancer survivor who relied on medicinal marijuana during treatment is the new PR man for a company that could bring therapeutic-pot production back to the Flin Flon area.

A cancer survivor who relied on medicinal marijuana during treatment is the new PR man for a company that could bring therapeutic-pot production back to the Flin Flon area.

Satori Resources has hired Bill Christie as head of communications and marketing, responsible for managing the company’s online presence in the mining/agri-minerals and cannabis industry.

“Bill Christie is a key asset to Satori,” said CEO Jennifer Boyle in a news release.

The release said Christie, a writer and online marketer,
used medical pot to counter
chemotherapy side effects and other negative consequences
of cancer.

Christie had a license to grow his own cannabis and found the drug to be the most effective medicine in his recovery, replacing nearly all other prescription drugs.

Revenue search

In search of new revenue to restart its long-idle Tartan Lake gold mine near Flin Flon, Satori has been investigating the promise of medical pot.

For months investors have speculated about the possibility of marijuana being grown at Tartan Lake, similar to how it was once produced in Hudbay’s now-defunct Trout Lake mine.

In carefully worded public statements, Satori has not ruled out that possibility. The company has confirmed it is looking “a potential dual purpose program” at Tartan Lake, as well as other mine sites.

This past spring, Satori announced plans to jump into the plant fertilizer market, signing a letter of intent to option half of a phosphate deposit in Quebec.

An exploration program was to focus on the deposit and test samples of the phosphate rock for suitability in fertilizer, particularly as it relates to growing medical pot.

At the time Boyle, somewhat cryptically, said that “it is clear that a transaction of this nature can be a great fit” for her company’s future plans.

Satori describes the Tartan Lake mine, idle since 1989 about 12 kilometres northeast of Flin Flon, as its primary property.

Flin Flon gained global attention in 2001 when a federally sanctioned medical marijuana grow-op opened within Trout Lake mine.

The community lost 20 jobs when the project left in 2009, but it’s not clear how many positions would be created if Satori brings medical pot production back to the area.