Can marijuana save this 'dying' town on the California-Arizona border?
CLOSE Facing a declining population and the exodus of business activity, the town of Blythe hopes to gain financially by welcoming the cannabis industry to town.
BLYTHE, Calif. — In this desert town on the California-Arizona border, where locals fear the economy is withering and the future is drying up, there is the seed of an idea to turn it all around: marijuana.
Blythe sits in the Palo Verde Valley, an agricultural community where some families can trace their farms back to the founding of the city 100 years ago. In satellite images, the valley stands out as a spray of green... read more
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