In fact, pot has been all over the news in the last few months. NPR explored many financial and legal questions in their multi-part series “The New Marijuana.” Initiative efforts throughout the country aim to liberalize marijuana laws. And in Oregon, backers of Initiative 28 hope to put a measure before voters in November that would bring marijuana dispensaries to the state.
In our first of three shows from southern Oregon, we’ll dig into the economic impact of pot in the region. Is it possible to disentangle the money generated from the legal and illegal trade in marijuana? How would dispensaries change the equation?
Do you grow medical marijuana as a cardholder or a caregiver? How much money do you spend on your crop? Are you a baker, or a gardening consultant, or a glassblower? How is business? And how do you assess the economic impact of pot in your neck of the woods?
Note: this show is a part of our Rural Economy Project.