Calling All Stoners - California Has Too Much Weed

Call it the green rush. 

Marijuana growers in California are growing eight times the amount of weed being consumed in the state according to a report from Patrick McGreevy at the Los Angeles Times

Unlike other products grown in California's fertile climate, regulators are expected to ban exports of the devil's lettuce to other states beginning in January. 

The California Growers Association Executive Director Hezekiah Allen said cutting production back for licenses growers could be "painful."

So what will happen to all that extra weed? According to the article, some growers will continue to illegally send the reefer across state lines (which is still not allowed under federal law). Others will be forced to cut back as they face what Allen calls "a painful downsizing curve." 

Twenty-nine states in the U.S. have already legalized marijuana in some kind of capacity. California legalized the sale and possession of an ounce of marijuana for recreational use back in 2016. Sales of recreational marijuana are scheduled to begin in January 2018. 

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