From BoingBoing the home of all things...well...oh fuck..... it they write cool shit no one else will and bring our attention to shit no one else saw-PS Xeni's hot!!!!
According to the analyst Jon Gettman, whose job it is to keep up with what us subversive counter cultural degenerate pot smokers are doing, marijuana is now America's biggest cash crop.
[The report] contends that the market value of pot produced in the U.S. exceeds $35 billion — far more than the crop value of such heartland staples as corn, soybeans and hay, which are the top three legal cash crops.
California is responsible for more than a third of the cannabis harvest, with an estimated production of $13.8 billion that exceeds the value of the state's grapes, vegetables and hay combined — and marijuana is the top cash crop in a dozen states, the report states. (...) Nationwide, the estimated cannabis production of $35.8 billion exceeds corn ($23 billion), soybeans ($17.6 billion) and hay ($12.2 billion), according to Gettman's findings.
Imagine how much could be grown and sold if we legalized its sale and distribution.
Deficit? What Deficit? Yamagoo...Fire up! C'mon DC blaze a phatty for the sake of the national debt!