USA's Biggest Crop Is Pot

Item via Boing Boing: Turns out that America has a bigger Marijuana crop than it does corn or soybeans.

There’s you with that plant in the kitchen and… *ahem*… anyway:

Report: USA’s biggest cash crop is now pot.

Marijuana is now America’s biggest cash crop, according to an analysis of government stats produced by marijuana public policy analyst Jon Gettman.It's bad Mmmmkay ? title=

“[The report] contends that the market value of pot produced in the U.S. exceeds $35 billion — far more than the crop value of such heartland staples as corn, soybeans and hay, which are the top three legal cash crops.

California is responsible for more than a third of the cannabis harvest, with an estimated production of $13.8 billion that exceeds the value of the state’s grapes, vegetables and hay combined — and marijuana is the top cash crop in a dozen states, the report states.”

Full story: http://www.boingboing.net/2006/12/18/report_usas_biggest_.html

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