Episode 18: "Anecdote: 50 millions"
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Discover a face-to-face show with Bernard, famous hemp grower of Switzerland, in which he shares his knowledge and anecdotes. In this 18th episode, Bernard tells us for how much his hemp cultivations were estimated.
"The major single confiscation that occurred to me was 50 tons (of hemp). So inevitably the Federal Court applied justice and obliged Justice of Valais to give me back these 50 tons. Then to demonize myself, they calculated everything at CHF 1,000.- per kg, although hemp seeds were like at CHF 4.- / 5.- per kilo. They calculated everything at CHF 1,000.- per kg to say it was worth CHF 50 million. On the next day people were giving me a funny look. I think it was worth about CHF 1 million. It was funny because there was 1 ton of resin, the judge didn’t want to give me back in one go, so every evening a police chief or second-in-command from the narcotic department was bringing me 50kg. Then we were distillating it for essential oil extraction. Anyway, it was a funny situation."