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.
“[The report] contends that the market value of pot produced in the U.S. exceeds $35 billion â€” 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 â€” and marijuana is the top cash crop in a dozen states, the report states.”