Why The High Desert City Of Adelanto Welcomes Legal Marijuana

Oct 26, 2016

Adelanto City Councilman Johnny Bug Woodard Jr. points to a warehouse in the city's Green Zone that could be used for medical marijuana cultivation.
Credit Katie Orr/KQED

Many cities in the Inland Empire are trying to develop policies that will strictly limit or completely prohibit pot shops from opening in their city limits if California passes Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  However, in the San Bernardino County High Desert community of Adelanto, many city officials, residents, and businesses are hoping to bring more economic activity -- and more revenue -- to the city by welcoming the marijuana industry.  This morning on 91.9 KVCR, The California Report aired this story.