Island fair adds weed category

New to the Cowichan Exhibition: weed. For real.

They have added a marijuana contest to September’s fair, giving the Vancouver Island’s finest amateur dope-growers a chance to strut their stuff, just like the onion-picklers and Holstein-raising 4-H kids.

“To the best of my knowledge, we’re the first in Canada to do this,” says Bud James.

Bud – no, I’m not making up that name – is the one who came up with the idea of adding a cannabis category to the 151-year-old fair.

“Trudeau legalized it, and I thought: ‘This might be fun,'” he says.

So, James took the idea to his fellow exhibition board directors, who ran it past the Mounties, who scratched their heads and looked over at North Cowichan council, who giggled a little, and the next thing you knew there it was in the just-released CowEx catalogue – Division 17, Cannabis, nestled among the laciniated dahlias and yearling heifers.


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