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"Eric Nash and Wendy Little don't just grow pot legally - they wrote the book on it."
- Victoria Times Colonist, October 8, 2004.
"Eric Nash and Wendy Little, grow the healthiest legal pot in Canada."
- Canadian Press, April 27th, 2003.
Monday Magazine - Fall Book Review Special Edition
Volume No. 30, Issue #47
Victoria, B.C. Canada - November 17, 2004
Book Review by John Threlfall
Gosh, when it comes to titles that pretty much say it
all, youíd be hard pressed to find a book with a more
self-explanatory handle than Sell Marijuana Legally: A
Complete Guide to Starting Your Marijuana Business.
Because thatís pretty much what Wendy Little and Eric Nash
have done here - as the owners of the federally licenced
(and Island-based) medical marijuana supplier Island
Harvest, Little and Nash have created a step-by-step guide
to getting legally recognized as a pot grower in what they
call Canadaís "billion-dollar industry."
But letís be clear about one thing: they havenít
written this book so that you can grow and smoke your own
stone without fear of the man. Instead, this is clearly a
business plan for breaking into the new business venture of
medical marijuana production and distribution... so if
youíre more interested in selling for a profit, well, youíll
still have to do it the old-fashioned way.
Broken down into useful and easy to read chapters -
"Creating Documentation and Paperwork,"
"Knowing What Customers Want," "Packaging and
Shipping" - Sell Marijuana Legally is perhaps the most
demystifying look at this brave new world of legal pot
growing that Iíve ever read.
Sure, itís not exactly what Iíd call a page-turner,
but really, what business guide is? Little and Nash have
wisely avoided any cutesy-folksy approach (thankfully, there
are no zany cartoons of stoners) and instead concentrated on
the basics people will need to get started - including how
to tackle that mountain of paperwork youíll soon be faced
"While this book addresses issues that for you as a
grower and distributor of medical cannabis are primarily
business-focused topics, it is important to address the
needs of the patient," they write. "The success of
your business depends on meeting the needs of the consumer.
The patient or consumer of medical marijuana is the primary
reason the government program exists. Thatís why an open
business market is essential for the benefit of
In what seems another wise move, the authors have also
avoided entering into the debate on the decriminalizing of
marijuana, no doubt seeing it for the legal quagmire it is -
and one that probably has little impact on their business.
(Indeed, when it comes to transforming potís image,
industry may well succeed where civil liberties have so far
Another great feature of this book is that not only is it
short, but the chapters themselves are brief and broken down
into useful bullet-points ("Tips for Choosing a
Cultivation Location") and sidebars (including a
fascinating statement from Canada Post outlining their
"lawful position to deliver medical marijuana").
Anyone thinking of moving into what may well be the
Canadian business venture of the 21st century would do well
to pick up a copy of Sell Marijuana Legally. Not only will
you learn before you grow, but it might just save you some
costly legal bills as well.
- John Threlfall
Sell Marijuana Legally
by Wendy Little and Eric Nash
92 pages, $19.95
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Hopes High for Legal Pot
Friday, October 8, 2004
by Petti Fong
Couple blazes trail for growers
of compassionate cannabis
Growing pot is a growing business
for a Vancouver Island couple -- and they want to help
others get into the same line of work.
Eric Nash and Wendy Little are
among 553 people in Canada currently allowed to cultivate
marijuana for medical use. They supply it to five
chronically ill patients.
But Nash and Little, who run Island
Harvest in the Duncan area, know those five patients are
just the beginning.
They say another 30 potential
customers are hoping to get federal approval to allow Island
Harvest to be their official marijuana-grower.
Nash and Little have just published
a how-to book on starting a marijuana-growing operation, a
step-by-step guide to making money by becoming federally
licensed to sell marijuana.
"We saw that the demand was
there. On our website, people kept asking, how do we get
started, and it just made sense to put it all together in a
book," said Nash.
The book provides hard-to-find
government information on starting a growing operation and
includes application forms for a federal licence.
Nash said there are lots of books
and Internet websites available to teach people how to grow
pot, but Sell Marijuana Legally, which is available online
for $19.95, is more like a business plan.
The two have 90 marijuana plants on
their site, which is not at their home, and if they receive
authorization from 30 more customers, they will eventually
have 450 plants.
With five customers they already
make enough money to turn a profit, said Nash, who wouldn't
specify how much revenue the business makes.
"It's incredibly satisfying.
I've never done anything in my life this satisfying. We are
supplying a product that helps people in their day-to-day
existence deal with their pain issues," said Nash, who
is a web designer. Little is a teacher.
"Our book is about our intent
to comply with the government program and how to do this in
a legal framework as opposed to the black market."
Across Canada, 757 people have
authorization to take marijuana for medical use. They can
either grow the plant themselves or designate a grower for
The designated marijuana growers
are only allowed to grow a limited amount for use of a
The only other authorized grower is
the Canadian government, which has plants in Flin Flon, Man.
"Many people who can have
medical marijuana end up going to the black market because
they're not happy with the Flin Flon supply," Nash
"We hope with our book, more
people will grow and sell to supply to these patients and
adhere to quality-based cultivation."
Nash and Little never expected to
go into pot, but were motivated two years ago to begin
researching after a relative with multiple sclerosis asked
for help in figuring out how to obtain medical marijuana.
They grow two different strains of
marijuana. The sativa plant, which is tall, is for energy
and stimulating patients. Indica, a shorter, bushier strain,
provides sedating and analgesic results.
The marijuana, which sells for $100
an ounce, is shipped to customers in Alberta, B.C. and
Ontario, who have to sign for it on delivery.
Petti Fong - Vancouver Sun
Sell Marijuana Legally
A Complete Guide to Starting Your Marijuana Business
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Little, Wendy, 1961-
Sell Marijuana Legally: a complete guide to starting your marijuana business
Wendy Little and Eric Nash.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1.†Marijuana industry--Canada. 2.†Marijuana--Law and legislation--Canada. 3.†Marijuana--Therapeutic use--Canada. 4.†Drug legalization--Canada. I.†Nash, Eric, 1958- II.†Title.
HD9019.M382C3 2004 338.4'76157827'0971 C2004-904086-3
Copyright © 2004 Wendy Little, Eric Nash
"Anyone thinking of moving into what may well be the Canadian business venture of the 21st century would do well to pick up a copy of Sell Marijuana Legally."
- John Threlfall, Monday Magazine Editor, November 17, 2004.
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