Pot is Now Calaveras County’s Largest Industry

We told you marijuana was big business in Calaveras County these days. Now, according to a new report, it’s the biggest.

Commercial medical marijuana farming in Calaveras County was worth about $340 million last year, likely making pot the struggling county's No. 1 industry, a new study finds.

The analysis by University of the Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research was commissioned by supporters of marijuana farmers and comes less than three months before voters are expected to consider banning the business altogether.

According to the analysis, marijuana was responsible for creating 3,400 jobs last year.

The new figures come two months before voters go to the polls to weigh in on a ban on commercial pot. 


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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 06:03

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