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Tue May 23, 2017, 10:28 PM

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry

Adelanto, California, is what's known as a "drive-through town." It's a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long.

Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed.

There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical marijuana in Adelanto (recreational marijuana is newly legal and California has yet to give licenses for growing it). It's among the first struggling desert cities to turn to weed as a cure for its economic woes, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Aging factories and warehouses are being transformed into cultivation warehouses, cannabis-oil extraction facilities, and a host of other projects that support California's booming medical marijuana market. Frontier Enterprises, a major home developer in Southern California, broke ground in February on a 30-acre industrial park that will house 21 marijuana cultivators. It's big enough to fit nine Costo stores and may someday supply California's massive demand.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/This-sleepy-California-city-was-3-million-in-11165291.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:33 PM

1. Adelanto, appropriately enough, means 'cash advance'.

I'm glad they're finally living up to their name. This policy should be in effect nationwide.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:51 PM

2. i love living in legal land...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:35 AM

3. Best thing to happen to Adelanto in a long time.

After the George Air Force Base closed down in 1992, the place looked like it was going to die, with shuttered stores, foreclosed homes and meth heads hanging out in empty parking lots.

The pot industry is bringing the place back to life.


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