Weed Town

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If you’ve ever heard of Adelanto, California, it’s probably because you caught it out of the corner of your eye as you were driving up the 15 on your way to Vegas. Or maybe you spent time in one of the town’s four prisons? Well, now Adelanto has a new claim to fame – one that has real estate developers lining up to buy land there. Last year, Adelanto became only the second city in the state to allow the commercial cultivation of medical marijuana, and things are looking up in this struggling high desert town. We hear from a city official about the changes.

Credits

Guest:
John Woodard - city councilman, Adelanto, CA

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher