MARIJUANA GROWERS AT RISK OF BEING WIPED OUT BY CALIFORNIA FIRES

SOME HARVESTS MIGHT BE SALVAGEABLE, BUT MANY WILL BE LOST. CANNABIS'S ILLEGAL FEDERAL STATUS HAS BLOCKED GROWERS FROM ANY FORM OF FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE.

AT LEAST SIX MARIJUANA FARMS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, SAID HEZEKIAH ALLEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT THE CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION.

"It's fair to say this is an uninsured crop," Allen said. "These farmers are living year to year."

For many businesses in northern California, it will take years to rebuild from the wildfires that have decimated the region. For many legal cannabis growers, the destruction could be insurmountable. At least six marijuana...

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