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Cannabis farm wins regional tourism award

A cannabis farm in mid-Wales has received a coveted 5-star award by Welsh tourism chiefs for its contribution to the regional economy.

Weed World, established in 2011 by a consortium of specialist farming enthusiasts after a trip to Amsterdam, expanded its enterprise by introducing family-friendly activities such as a miniature railway, elaborate water bongs and cake baking sessions.

‘Everything is geared up towards making people feel welcome and really, really mellow,’ said founder Mr Wellington-Henry. ‘Our visitors now leave on a real high as some of the comments in the visitors book prove, if you can make out what they wrote. Plus the tuck shop does a roaring trade.’

The farm has further plans to undertake outreach activities in schools and on street corners, including a red, gold and green coloured ‘magic bus’ which will feature roll-up demonstrations by costumed guides.

‘We totally applaud local initiatives like this,’ said a spokesman for the Welsh Tourist Board. ‘With family tickets starting at £7.00 an ounce, this is excellent value for money.’

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Posted: Oct 8th, 2012 by Dick Everyman

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