Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana (Part 1/2)

Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana (Part 1/2)


Hello, I am Hamilton
and I’m currently standing on the outskirts of a weed field in Swaziland.
And, I am holding in my hand a plastic bag full of Swaziland gold nugs
and I am grateful to be here
very grateful to be here
yeah
with a temperate climate majestic
waterfalls and an abundance of playful
monkeys the kingdom of swaziland would
appear to be heaven on earth
get this swaziland has the highest prevalence
of HIV in the world and
for every 6,000 people ruled by King
Swantee the third sub-saharan Africa’s
last absolute monarchy the citizens of
swaziland are taunted by the Kings 200
million dollar bank account and numerous
palaces occupied by his 15 lives
although over two-thirds of the
population lives under the poverty line
king with swatilands taxes the meager income
swazi farmers earned from their crops
but one crop remains exempt because it
was never approved
and
bringing it up
swansea gold is a pure sativa strain
that is said to take six months to
mature and can grow over 10 feet in
height
additionally the plants are rumored to
be completely devoid of the cannabinoid
CB d
but i wanted to test this for myself so
i began collecting samples for analysis
contrary to the popular image of
cannabis growers as stoners and hippies
the growers of swaziland are
predominantly drug naive grandmother’s
who grow the plant out of pure economic
necessity i had read in books that
cannabis has a distinctive odor and
appearance but nothing could have
prepared me for my first time seeing the
plant the drug users refer to as pot is
it that another would have been fine
it’s called me back
Oh like I like being born about Michael
I nearby durable permitting
man singing that we don’t have the same
black enamel on planting corn and
singing and what the hell is he leads
the whereabouts of them so popular list
the web of civil war that sunday in this
is penny less
the attack and successes yet
in 62 solo solo ESO NOS llega a chi
swaziland cannabis is not measured by
weight but by volume and the grandmother
brought a deck a liter sack of her most
resonance
snugs looks so sad they were not it
brings out a single since this is a good
inside
they can shop made a living hell ya
doing the car
I guess this is enough
very good onward
so this and this area and it should be
they produce the best guy in the world
the quad money from Gandhi to everything
just because the system of government is
the Latino people who mostly benefits
from the government and the people from
the real families or friends of the team
the system is a system of oppression
right
good day event 0 UT Mandy would enable
is a matter which is no kuni no papa
yeah anyhow you’re kidding right
p learned what a family but we’ll get
them with the country and fiscal crisis
and its former wood pulp and mining
industries exhausting the last of
swaziland natural resources
dr. Donna me has one of the few
remaining solutions to attract foreign
investors and protect the country from
economic collapse
we’ve been spending the last two days
traveling around visiting different
farmers and talking to them about how
they feel about cannabis legalization
and things like that and a lot of them
are actually against it
they don’t want it to be legal because
they’ll make less money I have
I wasn’t as other and contract those
problems on TV
the evil ones who are happy with that
situation
those who are who wanted to profit by
themselves because they are the only
ones who have the guts to go out there
and break the law
yes but it all the law abiding persons
they don’t have the opportunity to grow
cannabis
now we want to remove the door so that
everyone can have the opportunity to go
if he wants to do
we ended up getting a massage your
bundle into lemon . for all of us in
your things
eating i muted failing in vernal about
novel , killing i’m going to the last
why we’re going to content element
cheese and seeing them time and I limit
myself to move it open
Kayla telling social program level of
bonding w Marcus fascinated me and hope
it was having a snob
we are you telling me something cool
about it be able pan and turns it really
wasn’t my choice anymore gala baliga it
was what I’m telling Lucia it the
angrier than a 16-11 I saying about me
and they go fully known for kind of
combat seen you standing in front on the
village
have fun and one of the middle of
himself in the corner office at two
limits the middle of next week when see
this report two types of grows into
present some of the growers are under
commissioned by some of the European
consumers of the of of cannabis when
it’s ready
those people who wanted to come and pick
it up then they is somebody else who
sees me being prosperous because of
growing cannabis and then he said he’s
growing economies and just getting so
much money and whatnot so let me do the
same and he does it he doesn’t have the
market
so once he has the connection is all she
doesn’t know what to do with it
those are the people who are you
in trouble because they have no matter
they don’t know what to do
then they bring it to a doctor ben de
lami introduced me to his Rastafarian
colleague an expert on the history of
swansea cold
yeah i know most of the guys who by
their middle man you know to go ad very
inside in there in a min in this African
market gets back in the day it was a
white guy is used to buy it and ship it
the white guys now we’ll still have
contact with the farmers have project
could seat and the second fuse just a
tiny drop of the farmers who can grow
high grade
the market is no longer dominated by the
original six months swazi gold and there
is now a demand for fast-growing hybrids
imported from Europe in the data and
such as all this was a cult
there are no different categories that
this is blueberry this is cheese this is
what this is what – there’s also
available tomorrow when i came from pic
speak
that’s where it originates and will
interest the the best swimming area so
i’ll speak speak
we went into town to see if the Swazi
product was being sold locally or if it
was solely intended for export some of
these guys obviously they go to the
farms the middle men that is they go to
the farms and rob the poor farmers of
their produce to go sell what its money
is valuable you know I’m saying
and then they take the weed and
consonant are so to the middle minutes
would add value and go so wherever we’ve
got their markets Africa produces more
cannabis than any other continent in the
world and swaziland
despite its small size indicates more
hectares of land to cannabis cultivation
then all of India
Master it doesn’t mean that you have
dreadlocks to be an ass they need to
have a heart
so you don’t think I’m a roster can be
at us a list i am around
there’s no need to college to be a
master good at like that one interesting
thing about cannabis growers in
swaziland is they never get high on
their own supply me move in the monkey
obviously producing and we’ve got a live
in door neighbor
ya thang magising them in San next to a
la palma can withstand then one sulla
new be again all up with their lives and
they also have matter and yeah if we
used to get us off ? like India when i’m
working in swaziland I meet the
policeman day they that they tell me
that you know what I’m promoting
promoting the growing of Kennedy’s means
that a lot of people would get mad that
a lot of people in psychiatric center
they are there because of kind of these
because I told them that’s rubbish is
class reps
the ignorance we have is causing us to
suffer and the many people are dying
because of ignorance because they have
been told that cannabis is dangerous for
you never touch it
yes so they lose the opportunity of
getting a better life because you’re
your answer stars in the past used
Kenobi’s your body knows that there is
the best thing I need on earth is
economies and it looks for it
hello here comes the sack and a bed like
this so much control over 50,000 $15,000
seems much more expensive than other
bags the big one
why why is this so much more expensive
than the other
Suozzi goal that we’ve seen in the past
and I think because the route 7
okay now you’re gonna might mean it and
I ok then we can see even more Fupa
cool okay in a key good job
farmers report the iron-rich soil is
ideal for growing candidates without the
use of synthetic fertilizers which
states that so many more such a freak I
be so yeah and um up with Ryan I be so
our president of its best yeah I want to
introduce the friendly day
I could tell the farmers were giving me
a good deal because they laughed
hysterically as they stayed at the price
it’s ready to smoke so you throw the
seeds when you’re done with them down
the mountain and these just grow wildly
it’s very good i think it’s also you
know so it is very reach you see you can
go anywhere you don’t have to prepare
the soil into your neck
the modern way to from marijuana is to
prepare proper so you saying you have to
buy so it
yeah but in the rural areas you have 25
so you can just come and put seeds to
grow it is normal earth in this normal
so you see it grows like nobody’s
business
unlike the other swazi farmers this one
seemed to have something he wanted to
hide quickly
my first name is Hamilton jets
and like 11 to just pick up all your top
up in New York there’s nothing like this
it doesn’t exist in the same way that it
exists here so we want to be able to
show people that there’s a part of
Africa where people grow giant dog
– but he did you know this is not too
heavy
admission admission in Africa for doing
this
yes yes not it we didn’t know that yes
ok man you supposed to talk to me before
man payable by bus keep on your box i
presume that that’s why you must move
our basketball and it’s never your
friend
oh yeah haha get it
you know what I think
laughing after the argument had ended
I soon saw why the farmer was nervous
about outsiders looking at his crop was
this just picked today
yes into dad had us is that we know that
people use a photo
oh yes how could anybody with a double
even the small plots that Swansea
farmers distribute throughout the hills
can yield several burlap sacks and nugs
each season
Wow
that is by far the most weed I’ve ever
seen in my life
by the quantity of weed we just saw was
by a very large margin the most be
they’ve ever seen in my life
it was certainly enough to fill at least
four standard sized bathtubs

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