(FreshAsFrankie) Marijuana users could be in for a rude awakening as the wildfires in California consume some of the prime farming areas of marijuana cultivation.
The fires that are sweeping across the Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties are home to some of the most sought-after cannabis strains in the country. A single plant could be worth up to $5K but cannabis farmers are unable to secure crop insurance due to the plant’s schedule-one drug status and federal illegality. Although it is tough to assess the actual damage the Nor-Cal wildfires could have on the cannabis market, consumers will be affected by it one way or another.
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