Beef Farmers Offered Pot Kits

Beef Farmers Offered Pot Kits
Posted by CN Staff on February 17, 2004 at 07:52:50 PT
By Sorcha McGinnis, Calgary Herald 
Source: Calgary Herald 
He's an unlikely ally for Alberta beef producers whose businesses have gone to pot, but Marc Emery wants ranchers to know they have plenty of "buds" in B.C. Emery, a.k.a. the Prince of Pot, president of the B.C. Marijuana Party -- and a firm vegetarian -- is offering free grow-op starter kits to anyone who has cattle on their property and wants to make a little extra green as the mad cow crisis continues.
"If you've got a ranch or farm and you're not making any money, we'll give you the equipment to get started," said Emery, from his Vancouver home. "This will be much more profitable than what they've done previously." The total retail value of the kit, which includes a 1,000-watt light bulb, soil, nutrients, seeds and a grow manual, is $600 to $800, but Emery says a single pound of marijuana can earn its grower $2,000, with a harvest once every two months.The twice mayoral candidate in Canada's cannabis capital will even make house calls to install the equipment, and promises to help on the marketing end."If you've got good pot, you can sell it fast," said Emery. Alberta ranchers laughed when they heard about the strange offer. "It sounds like a joke, but we need a few things to laugh about right now," said Brian Edge, a veterinarian who also operates a ranch near Cochrane.  Snipped: Complete Article: Calgary Herald (CN AB)Author: Sorcha McGinnis, Calgary Herald Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2004Copyright: 2004 Calgary HeraldContact: letters theherald.canwest.comWebsite: Marijuana Party -- Canada Archives
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on February 20, 2004 at 12:33:17 PT
News Article from The Canadian Press
Sellers Will Have To Declare Grow-ops
Canadian Press Friday, February 20, 2004
VANCOUVER -- People selling homes in B.C. are going to have to declare if the properties were ever used as marijuana grow operations. The B.C. Real Estate Association is amending the property disclosure statement to show if grow ops or illegal drug manufacturing occurred at the house or strata lot. Association president David Herman says marijuana and other drug operations can cause damage to a house and other hazards. He says the decision to amend the disclosure form was made in consultation with other real estate boards and the RCMP. Property disclosure statements provide a written review of the condition of a property for sale. One of the new questions will ask the following: Are you aware if the premises or property have been used as a marijuana grow operation or to manufacture illegal drugs? Copyright: 2004 The Canadian Press
CannabisNews -- Canada Archives
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Comment #2 posted by john wayne on February 17, 2004 at 14:35:05 PT
another angle
If BC cattle ranchers grow bud, they will be contributing to the tendency toward the munchies, and then the demand for beef will go up!
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Comment #1 posted by VitaminT on February 17, 2004 at 08:34:18 PT
Why not grow a little Hemp on the side
to supplement cattle feed. It grows like a WEED! It's all natural! Cows like it better than eating chicken shit or other cows!Hell, it's even legal!Hemp-fed Beef It's what's for dinner! Toss in some toasted buds and it causes Happy Cow Disease! What could be finer?
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