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Mar 22, 2017 12:45 PM

Ganjaland: Cannabis Island Paradise

Have you ever dreamed about living in a wonderful place that looks like a paradise, feels like home, and is 100% cannabis-friendly? Someone named Jesse Farrell registered such a great idea on Kickstarter on March 10, giving his project an ambitious name “Ganjaland.”

Ganjaland is supposed to be a “cannabis themed crowdfunding project” that would turn a faraway island in South Pacific into a real-life paradise for everyone who loves pot. Though there is no information on the legal details and reasons why the island will be a “cannabis paradise,” we can assume that it means that after arriving at the island, everyone will be able to consume as much weed as they want.

The project offers to divide the ownership of the island between 1,000 members. A person can become a member by donating money to the project, and for every amount, you receive a benefit: for $5, you will get “instant karma”; for $30, you will receive a special Ganjaland T-shirt; for $100 and more, you will get advertising space on the island; $7,100 will give you the privilege of naming a beach with a name of your choosing; and $10,000 will allow you to receive a permanent citizenship of Ganjaland.

The island in Luganville, Vanuatu, will offer all kinds of lodging: from campground to luxury resorts, which the creator promises to build within five years. It is also planned to create jobs as well as to provide opportunities to take part in a TV reality show. “Boost your career and get famous,” says the advertising video on the Kickstarter page.

Though the idea sounds really tempting, and the video claims that “your money is safe” and “full transparency [is] guaranteed,” there are still many questions about the way this project can be realized and function. A lovely concept definitely lacks details including the exact location of the island and the status cannabis will have on its territory.

If the creators (ever) get the whole sum of $50,000, they promise to bring all the ideas to reality and claim that in five years, the island will be a real tourist center and an exclusive place for all ganja-lovers to enjoy life to the maximum.

In any case, this exciting idea seems to be far from coming true as the project was suspended a week after the start. Who knows, maybe if these guys cannot create such a wonderful place, there will be someone else who will use the idea?

Nonetheless, the notion of a reality show about marijuana looks quite attractive. For instance, it would not be a surprise if such a program appeared on one of the Dutch TV channels.

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