Biggest U.S. Cash Crop: Marijuana

This report has gotten a ton of press this week. The report says that marijuana follows only corn and soybeans in Michigan with a value of $324 million.

I’ll be interested in seeing analysis from disinterested third parties. NORML’s interests are obvious and I’m suspicious of the federal estimates that this report is based on due to a history of hyping statistics to shape policy and fight for funding. If the federal estimates are correct, there is almost 1.2 ounces of weed grown for every man, woman and child in the U.S.