Ex-Sheriff And Current Mayor Of A Struggling Small California City Make A Bet On Legal Cannabis

By Calvin Hughes 
Dec 10, 2018

“Needles, California may have once been a popular stopping place for people traveling down Route 66 and once operated an important railroad, but those days are gone. The once-numerous railroad jobs are mostly gone and the city of 5,000 hasn't had a grocery store within its borders since 2014—plus a quarter of the residents live below the poverty line…”