Should I Move from Ontario to Mendocino and Become a Marijuana Farmer?

by Tim Stelloh, February 2, 2010

This question, posed on a Yahoo forum, is apparently serious:

I have pondered over my career since a young age. I believe that I can do and become anything I want, yet I lack the enthusiasm and motivation to become what I've always wanted to be: a high school history teacher.

This is a serious question in which I expect to get serious replies, hopefully from those who have actually done it, or live in the area.

I live in Ontario, Canada, am 19 years old, and am almost done my first year of University. My mother is paying for my tuition, but due to recent circumstances, I am about to lose my first year of university, and over $5,000... Recently however, Ive been hearing about the Medicinal use of Marijuana. Personally I think its great that the herb can be used for the benefit of others. In my opinion, as long as individuals aren't roaming the streets killing people while they are using the drug, then why not? My question is: is it a rational idea to move from Ontario to an area like Mendocino and try my luck at growing marijuana for medicinal (for others) purposes? Some things to include in your answer:

- How to go about it
- Legal aspects
- How much money is required to invest in this business
- Steps: If there is a gap in the road (ex. obtaining a medicinal drug license) then please theoretically fill it in with a solution and move on with the plan if possible

I was thinking about saving up for a year or two, purchasing a plane ticket to live down in Mendocino, and work as a "bud tender." This way I can afford my own place, save up for a few more years, and eventually purchase an area of land to grow my own crop. Is this a realistic plan?

The marijuana business is a tricky one, but I am a dedicated individual who would commit to growing and tending to the best of the best with the utmost effort, support, and commitment. Any tips and suggestions would be helpful.

PLEASE ABSOLUTELY NO PERSONAL OPINIONS ON THE MATTER, ALONG THE LINES OF "Why would you do this." YOUR OPINIONS DO NOT CONCERN ME, UNLESS YOU MEAN THEM IN A NON-JUDGMENTAL AND HELPFUL MANNER

- Thank you to everyone who contributes!

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