Marijuana Production: Comparison with other Cash Crops
So. Marijuana is now the United States’ #1 cash crop.
1. Marijuana $35,803,591
2. Corn $23,299,601
3. Soybeans $17,312,200
4. Hay $12,236,638
5. Vegetables $11,080,733
6. Wheat $7,450,907
7. Cotton $5,314,870
8. Grapes $2,876,547
9. Apples $1,787,532
10. Rice $1,706,665
“Based on a comparison with average production values of other crops from 2003 to 2005 marijuana is the top cash crop in 12 states, one of the top 3 cash crops in 30 states, and one of the top 5 cash crops in 39 states. Marijuana is the largest cash crop in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Domestic marijuana production often takes place in marginal areas not usually associated with agricultural production. In addition to indoor cultivation in trailers, closets, basements, and attics marijuana is grown outdoors along fence lines, in forests, on other public lands, in undeveloped rural countryside areas, and on other parts of private land generally inaccessible and unseen by the public.”
You all realize that full legalization would most likely be catastrophic for growers? Discuss.