SACRAMENTO — For years, activists in the marijuana legalization movement have claimed that cannabis is America's biggest cash crop. Now they're citing government statistics to prove it.
A report released today by a marijuana public policy analyst 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.
As a consumer for over 25 years, and a dealer for more than half of that time, I can tell you for a fact this is not going away. Pot, unlike tobacco, won't kill you, and unlike liquor, won't destroy your liver. It's time we get with the program, and legalize the damn drug.