Marc Emery, president of the B.C. Marijuana Party, is offering free grow-op starter kits to anyone who has cattle on their property and wants to make a little extra money 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 Mr. 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 about $600 to $800, but Mr. Emery says a pound of marijuana can earn its grower $2,000 with a harvest once every two months. Alberta ranchers laughed when they heard the offer. "It sounds like a joke, but we need a few things to laugh about right now," said Brian Edge, who also operates a ranch near Cochrane.

Pubdate: Tue, 17 Feb 2004
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2004 Southam Inc.