A cannabis farm in mid Wales has been awarded a coveted 5 star award by Welsh tourism chiefs for its contribution to the regional economy.
The farm, established in 2011 by a consortium of specialist farming enthusiasts expanded its enterprise by introducing family friendly activities including a miniature railway and interpretation boards at child friendly heights.
Weed World’s founder, Mr Royston Wellington-Henry spotted a gap in the market after taking his own son on a city break to Amsterdam where he visited several similar museums. He said, “Everything there is geared up towards making everyone welcome from toddlers to even the most decrepit in the community innit. With all the stuff we’ve introduced our visitors now leave on a real high as some of the comments in the visitors book prove, when you can make out what they said, like.”
The farm has further plans to undertake outreach activities in schools and other sectors of the community. This will include the use of a red, gold and green coloured ‘magic bus’, which will feature hallucinogenic mushroom displays as well as roll-up demonstrations by costumed guides.
A tourism spokesperson for the Welsh Tourist Board said, “We totally applaud local initiatives like this one and take our hats off to people who are able to think outside of the box, as these entrepreneurs have done. With family tickets starting at £7.00 an ounce this is excellent value for money.”