You may have heard the news stories the last couple of days that “U.S. growers produce nearly $35 billion worth of marijuana annually” with “five U.S. states produc[ing] more than $1 billion worth of marijuana apiece: California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington”.
“By comparison, the United States produced an average of nearly $23.3 billion worth of corn annually from 2003 to 2005, $17.6 billion worth of soybeans, $12.2 billion worth of hay, nearly $11.1 billion worth of vegetables and $7.4 billion worth of wheat, the report said.”
I doubt much of the USA production is exported, which means that there of lots of marijuana consumers in the country.
Today there is a report that Mexican military marijuana eradication forces have encountered a “new hybrid marijuana plant that can be cultivated year-round and cannot be killed with pesticides.”