Marijuana Production in the United States
Jon Gettman, "Marijuana Production in the United States (2006)," The Bulletin of Cannabis Reform (December 2006).
This report -- based on U.S. government data -- details the enormous volume of marijuana harvested and sold untaxed in the U.S., where in 2006 it was the country's number one cash crop, worth more than the corn and wheat crops combined. Dr. Jon Gettman concludes, "The ten-fold growth of production over the last 25 years and its proliferation to every part of the country demonstrate that marijuana has become a pervasive and ineradicable part of the national economy. The failure of intensive eradication programs suggests that it is finally time to give serious consideration to marijuana's legalization in the United States."
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