A Vacant California Prison Was Approved to Be a Massive Marijuana Farm

Article by Erik Shilling, Atlas Obscura


Some marijuana growers in California are finally going to prison.

Or, at least, a former one, after the Coalinga, California City Council voted recently to approve selling the city’s vacant jail to a cultivator of marijuana oil—for the low price of $4.1 million, according to the Fresno Bee.

The cultivating company, known as Ocean Grown Extracts, seems pleased with the deal and says it will bring around 100 new jobs to the area in central California.

Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but has been legally used for medical purposes in California for over a decade.

Growers grow, buyers buy—and presumably consume—and everyone so far is (mostly) getting along, even if the Coalinga cultivation plant was, at times, contentious, according to the Bee.

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