How do red tape and black market marijuana get in the way of California's legal marijuana industry?
The harvest of marijuana, one of California's biggest cash crops, is nearing. It is worth more than $11 billion, more than the state's grape and almond industries combined. More marijuana is grown in California than anywhere else in the country.
Nearly four years ago, California voters approved a ballot measure called Proposition 64. It makes it legal for anyone over 21 to smoke marijuana.
Advocates say a regulated marijuana industry would drive away the black market and bring in more than $500 million a year for state governments.
Not so, as we first reported in October.
We spent a week in the Emerald Triangle, an area of California where profits are supposed to be rolling in. Napa is to wine, the triangle is to weeds. Its Mediterranean climate and fertile soil are known for producing some of the finest hemp in the world.
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