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Pot is America's biggest cash crop

The $35-billion market value of U.S.-grown cannabis tops that of such heartland staples as corn and hay

SACRAMENTO For years, activists in the marijuana legalization movement have claimed that cannabis is America's biggest cash crop. Now they're citing government statistics to prove it.

A report released today by a marijuana public policy analyst 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.

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Posted on: 2006-12-18 12:04:29