Pubdate: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 Source: Duncan News Leader (CN BC) Copyright: 2004 Duncan News Leader Contact: http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1314 Author: Peter Rusland Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmjcn.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada) DUNCAN MARIJUANA GROWERS WRITE HOW-TO BOOK Duncan medical-marijuana growers Wendy Little and Eric Nash have published a reference book instructing others how to join what they say is a legal growth industry. "We put our book out because of people across Canada wanting information about how they can be part of the legal marijuana industry," Nash says of the 96-page guide titled Sell Marijuana Legally: A Complete Guide to Starting Your Marijuana Business. He and Little are B.C.'s first certified organic pot growers legally selling cannabis to patients. "Our (Web site) server's been smoking; we're getting book orders like crazy," says Nash, 46. He's licensed to supply three patients while Little, 43, grows for two. Many others have contacted them about gaining weed from their grow-op. "There's nothing like this book," Nash says of the $19.95 work selling by e-mail and at Volume One Bookstore. Copies may soon be available at the Cowichan Library. Their book touches on raising pot but Nash says, "grow books are different than becoming involved in a legal, emerging industry." Instead, Sell Marijuana Legally explains federal forms for growing and supplying patients. "How often does a sustainable industry emerge with potential tax revenues and jobs?" he asks, citing the Senate's 2002 report recommending cannabis legalization, regulation and taxation for medical and recreational use. Their simple book also explains packaging, pricing, insuring and shipping marijuana to patients. Medical marijuana is not currently covered by B.C. health care. However, Valley MP Jean Crowder has given them a support letter and explained how to approach federal health minister Ujjal Dosanj about allowing more medical pot access. Nash says MLA Graham Bruce is also supportive and the couple aims to explain its business to local councils. Demand for their book also surfaced during their course taught at Malaspina University-College Course, says Nash who founded the Cannabis Trade Association with Little. "The course is all about how to get legal as a patient or as a grower and this book's a natural progression." Chapter five covers applying for two 2005 Health Canada contracts to grow energizing sativa and pacifying indica strains of pot for patients. A book aimed at patients gaining legal pot is in the works. Log on to www.businesscompany.com for more.