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A new report contends that the $35-billion market value of U.S.-grown cannabis tops that of staples like corn and hay, which some say represents failed drug enforcement efforts. Federal anti-drug officials disagree. (AP File Photo)

Pot is called biggest U.S. cash crop

SACRAMENTO — For years, activists in the marijuana legalization movement have claimed that cannabis is America's biggest cash crop. Now they're citing government statistics to prove it.

A report released today by a marijuana public policy analyst contends that the market value of pot produced in the U.S. exceeds $35 billion — far more than the crop value of such heartland staples as corn, soybeans and hay, which are the top three legal cash crops ... Full Story

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Policing is an ever-evolving vocation. This we know. Despite the speed and degree of change in this way of life we have chosen, some things do stay the same.

It's occurred to me that although we should take the time to plan and map out our final wishes, we often don’t. I am talking about a topic that most people don’t want to discuss: death. What will happen when I go? That is a haunting question. I say haunting because although once in awhile we think about that ... Full Story

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