Monday, September 27, 2010

Pot growers oppose pot legalization

This November, California will vote on Proposition 19 which legalizes and taxes marijuana. The Rand corporation forecasts that, if passed, this would lower pot prices by as much as 90%. With pot being a major cash crop in parts of Northern California, NBC/Los Angeles reports that pot farmers and the government officials that they support both "fear" this possible loss of revenue:
The potential price drop has brought unexpected opposition, or at least suspicion, from rural pot farmers who fear the loss of their traditional, though legally risky, way of life.

Marijuana has become so crucial to rural economies along the state's North Coast that even some local government officials are working on plans for coping with a pot downturn.

PREVIOUSLY on this year's pot legalization campaign in California:
Prop. 19 supporters at the San Francisco rally for John Dennis (who is the Republican challenger to Nancy Pelosi)
California's upcoming ballot proposition: a quick look
Conservatives go to pot
"Legalize today; get high tonight"

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