Photo credit: AP | Some Hudson Valley farmers contend that legalizing marijuana would be a financial boon to the area. In this file photo, Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, works with flowering plants in a grow room in Seattle. Washington is one of two states that legalized marijuana for recreational use in November. (Nov. 7, 2012)
Eagle-eyed troopers spot it from helicopters. Farmers find it growing in remote pockets of their fields. Neighbors catch whiffs of it from nearby basements, where it matures under the warm glare of growing lights.
Marijuana is everywhere in the verdant Hudson Valley. As other states legalize it and New York politicians finally feel empowered to talk about it, fertile farming communities on...
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