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How much money can you make growing weed?

Growing weed is lucrative, as you may already know. But just how lucrative?

How much money can you for instance make with a spare room? Remember some UK police forces have pretty much claimed they are no longer pursuing small scale cannabis growers. There are even cannabis clubs operating with the agreement of progressive thinking local police.

A program on the BBC ‘hash in the attic‘ revealed all. This is quite an old program now so you can probably add a little to the projected income figures.

You could have 3 or 4 plants in a wardrobe, generating £2-300 every 3 or 4 months.

Using a spare room you can generate £10-15k ($16-24k) ever year.

You could generate 1 kilo every ten weeks, selling a little to friends (that’s what the program said!)

If you used a whole house you could have 5 crops per year at around £15k per crop – adding up to a pretty massive £70k ($116k) per year.

Industrial operations can easily make £400k ($663k) per year. That would be generating 30-50 kilos per crop. Each crop could be worth around £120k.

Another interesting fact the program brought up was that 1900 cannabis plants can make a huge £500k ($829k) every eight weeks!

Growing weed is lucrative, as you may already know. But just how lucrative? How much money can you for instance make with a spare room? Remember some UK police forces have pretty much claimed they are no longer pursuing small […]

How much is a weed plant worth?

by dope smoker on May 10, 2010

So often now we hear another depressing headline:

Cannabis with a street value of twelve zillion pounds was recovered by the police.

Gosh, didn’t the police do well to get soo much weed. Or it’s:

£10 million of marijuana seized at port.

It’s an interesting idea to explore, the value of a weed plant. Or some weed. The BBC did a fab job of showing how much money you can make selling it.

The thing they – ie the police and authorities get wrong again and again is that they come across say 20 kilos of weed. Like this story for instance which just popped up in my Google news page:

So, according to these clowns, 20 kilos of weed is worth €200,000!

All this is so wrong, let me explain why.

When the police work out the ‘street value’ of a drug, they work it out as if the entire amount of cannabis was all bought at the price it costs the guy on the street, which is, of course not how it works. Ever. (Unless of course it was legal!) It goes through middlemen first. And that changes the cost/profit situation somewhat. I have been one of these middlemen most of my life at some point. The people who keep this economy going. The person you get your bit of weed from.

So, in reality, how much is a kilo of weed? As in how much were these drugs really worth by uk standards? Well I have bought half kilos before, not many though. I remember nine bar prices many years ago (that’s 9 ounces, or a quarter kilo) in the North of England were as low as £250 for a bar of imported hash. And that was a long time ago too. And that’s imported – so say a grand a kilo on crap hash. Locally grown weed is not going to be that far different.

I think an estimate of £1-3k would be fair for a kilo of weed in the UK. I dare you to disagree. (Added – up to £5k apparently, for ‘Cheese’.)

Buying in bulk is so much cheaper when you know the right people. 🙂

So the Irish story – not what it appears – the cops found maybe £20k of weed. Not their utterly unbelievable story which would put the weed at a price of €10,000 per kilo!! Not that far off the price of a kilo of cocaine. Total fairy stories.

Does this deserve coverage by a major Irish newspaper? Absolutely no. But it helps to show what a marvelous job the police are apparently doing by so efficiently saving us from this terrible killer plant. Well done chaps. Keep up your good work. Work that will never ever ever end as long as you live. Sound good?

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