Where the Grass is Greener

Potent home-grown pot blossoms into a new cash crop

Snow still caps the fir-covered mountains of southwest Oregon despite the warm spring sun that has lured burly loggers from their hibernation and drawn orchardmen back to their pear trees. In this lovely, sparsely populated land, dark green trees provide jobs and profits. But among the budding fruit boughs of the Rogue River Valley and in isolated clearings hacked deep in the quiet cedar and pine forests, new patches of a distinctly lighter green are flourishing this spring. Like pears and firs, this...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!