Pot Farm | Malaga, WA | November 2019
The hillside glows with new commerce — a cannabis farm. I’m not a pot user, but I find this row of greenhouses to be an illuminating symbol of our state’s progressiveness. A step, perhaps, towards acceptance and non-judgment. Cops may note an increase in impaired driving but, so far, legalized weed has had few effects on me directly. No aging longhairs hallucinating on my lawn or munchie-crazed stoners raiding convenience stores for Onyums. Users seem to mostly light up at home, a private act, while rural pot farms light up the night and, apparently, the economy.
[State revenues from marijuana sales hit $367 million in fiscal year 2018.]