Ahh, Spring is just around the corner, I love Victoria mainly because spring comes early.

From: “Szklarski, Cassandra” <Cassandra.Szklarski@thecanadianpress.com>

Hi Tony, I’m looking forward to our chat tomorrow! I’m just looking for basic info on how to start growing cannabis if you’ve never tried. I’m hoping you can talk me through the highlights of the process from start to finish, with info on cost, materials, and maybe easiest methods.

Hi Cassandra

I have been a long-time grower since I bought my growing cabinet in /03.
Today using tents and LED lights in apartment homes is the way to go if you don’t have a greenhouse or farm.
I found out by chance that cannabis had real medical benefits. In the mid 90’s I had back surgery which developed into disc disease. I became hooked on narcotics, then in 2001 when a friend asked if I wanted to go to a compassion club to try marijuana. Well, I had smoked lots of marijuana in the ’60s so I went to the first club in Canada in Vancouver to try it. Over the next week, I tried several strains until I found one that worked for me. I was astounded, gradually I started using less oxycodone till by the end of 3 weeks I was no longer using them and felt alive again. When people are hooked on narcotics it is like living in a giant plastic bubble. Your senses are stifled, and you only have a feeling for more drugs.
I received my Health Canada grow license in /05 and have been growing ever since. Over the years I learned how to process all my plants into oil which then can be used to make coconut butter (for cooking or lotions) or put into cartridges for vaping. Vaping is the preferred healthy way to use.
I have developed a strain that is very good for pain management and 1 plant will produce a pound of medicine. For $150. A perspective trainee will get 10 plants. They will be shown in person or on skype how to grow. They will need a place to put the plants in the sun and supplement light with light 18hrs/day. In 3-4 weeks, growers will be able to start making clones. I will purchase the plants back for $10.ea or they can sell individual plants to their friends for $35. And pay the club a royalty 15%.
Every time you cut a clone off a plant 2 shoots grow back so the grower winds up with large shrubs that will produce a lot of buds in the fall which then can be made into oil.
We only share our products with club members to avoid packaging regulations, but many club members will have their own strains for sale. This is the most important thing to remember, a new grower needs to find the right strain for their symptoms. We will have many strains available and a sample to try before they buy.
Hopefully, I have given you enough information to get you started with questions, looking forward to tomorrow.  Tony.

Time to start organizing my strains for the club members.

So far, of course, I have my

Ma Ma Goose strain – Pure Sativa (as pictured)

Girl Scout Cookies – Sativa high bred

Critical Kush – Indica highbred

Black Tuna – Indica Highbred

Many other strains are available on order as spring planting outdoor begins around May 24th.

More information will be coming shortly.

For further information contact tony@coopgroop.ca