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Resource ID: #18212
Subject: Drugs
Source: Rolling Stone
Date: Oct. 11


A Rolling Stone investigation reveals that in the isolated verdant mountains of eastern Kentucky "marijuana drives the local economy and influences every aspect of life." The story finds that the development of the growing-of-pot business is connected to the relatively high unemployment rate and low income in this region. The article points out that even though the federal government has declared war on marijuana business, Washington's $6-million eradication program works inefficiently and wastes taxpayers' dollars. The report details the peculiarities of marijuana farming. It also reveals that pot chips in Kentucky often corrupts local officials.

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