A GROUP of schoolchildren have been to a growhouse on a Walsall housing estate to see where the weed they smoke is made.
Teachers at the school decided the teenagers should learn about the fascinating cottage industry of using advanced hydroponics set-ups to grow hundreds of thousands of pounds of skunk.
15-year-old Hannah Tomlinson, said: “We were greeted by a man who referred to himself only as ‘Cobra’ and once he’d put his machete away he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met wearing a balaclava.
“Being from the Midlands, we normally visit boring steam engine museums from the Industrial Revolution. So to meet someone actually doing something important was so cool! And I picked up an amazing grinder from the gift shop at the end of the tour.”
Teacher Eleanor Shaw said: “We can only afford a certain number of field trips every term, so we may as well take them somewhere they’ll actually pay attention.
“I think we all enjoyed Cobra’s account of going round to a rival supplier’s house and ‘f**king him up bad’. Such vibrant oral history.”
However 16-year-old James Bates, captain of the school’s chess club, said: “I found it very informative, until the bit where Liam Jones made me eat a whole skunk plant and now my brain is broken forever.”