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Oakland, Seeking Financial Lift, Approves Giant Marijuana Farms

Date: July 21, 2010
Author: MALIA WOLLAN
QUOTE: After hours of public testimony, the City Council [Oakland, California] voted 5 to 2 to permit large-scale indoor marijuana plantations. The struggling city, which faces a $31 million deficit and has a 17 percent unemployment rate, estimates that the marijuana factories could bring in as much as $38 million annually in fees and taxes.

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