The 2019 Monterey County Crop Report was launched on Tuesday and exhibits the total manufacturing worth of the agriculture trade in the county was up 3.5% to $4.Four billion.
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“It’s a historic day,” mentioned Aaron Johnson, of Monterey County National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and the Coastal Growers Association.
Johnson mentioned he was proud to see hashish included as half of agriculture and as a reported commodity.
Coastal Growers Association is a nonprofit group consisting of cultivators, transporters, producers, nurseries, testing labs, distributors, dispensaries and researchers in the Central Coast areas of California.
The hashish information revealed a gross manufacturing worth of virtually $450 million that was cultivated on 86 acres in a single 12 months. The jobs the trade creates should not seasonal and quantity in the hundreds.
Johnson mentioned hashish in Monterey County additionally generated $14 million to $15 million in taxes and estimates as much as $20 million for 2020. He additionally thanked Monterey County Supervisors Luis Alejo and Chris Lopez for advocating for the honest therapy of the hashish trade.