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Why Are Farming Counties in Eastern Washington Shutting Down Pot Farms?

Why Are Farming Counties in Eastern Washington Shutting Down Pot Farms?

Lester Black | Oct 25, 2017

Not long ago, an entrepreneurial young farmer named Josh Bitterman spent a million dollars transforming an old brick building in Chelan County into a state-of-the-art indoor pot farm. You would think a self-professed agricultural capital like Chelan County would celebrate Bitterman’s investment. After all, keeping young people in the farming business is increasingly difficult. And the former fruit-packing building for Collins Fruit Co., in the tiny town of Monitor, had sat empty for years, a victim of the corporate consolidation of fruit farming in Washington State.

What fruit farming could not fill, cannabis farming could.

Why Are Farming Counties in Eastern Washington Shutting Down Pot Farms?






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