Winery or 'weedery': Vineyards rip up grapes, switch to pot
May 26, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.
Now, more than a decade later and with award-winning wine to show for their hard work, they are adding a new crop: marijuana.
Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation.
Recreational marijuana cannot be sold legally in California until next year...