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.’