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Marijuana - Top Cash Crop

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Marijuana - Top Cash Crop

Marijuana - Top Cash Crop

Marijuana - Top Cash Crop

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Kathleen Adams visits a poor town in eastern Kentucky and talks to residents about why growing illegal marijuana is so popular, and what law enforcement officials are trying to do about it. Marijuana is now the top cash crop in poor parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, which have traditionally been dependent on the coal industry.

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