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Jay Hidoshi

I Take Life Very Serious.
Monterey County is part of the Salinas Valley and emerging from a run-down landscape and is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses.

Salinas Valley was once the heart of the nations flower-growing business. But collapsing wood and plastic greenhouses are being replaced by tall high-tech european structures guarded by gates, barbed wire, and security cameras.

Back in the 1950s through the 1980s when the flower business was blooming, there were about 130 greenhouses here, supplying fresh flowers across the United States.

Now, 80 percent of all cut flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from South America.

Seeking to improve a decaying infrastructure and protect open space, Monterey County allows marijuana cultivation only in existing structures or in the "footprint" of former structures.

The CEO, Steve DeAngelo at Harbourside Farms, plans to harvest a stunning five crops per year.

Property price spikes are fast and furious, offering financial security for struggling old-timers willing to trade petunias for pot. One farm, worth $1.25 million two years ago, just sold for $5.1 million.

Local contractors are booked with a two-to-three month waiting list for greenhouse construction.

I have been a resident of Colorado for 36 years. I'm a former owner of a Denver dispensary. The dispensary sold for my retirement.

My book, titled "Colorado Marijuana Real Estate" is a how to guide for the entrepreneur and the blue-collar guy. This book provides a blueprint for starting a medical marijuana business plan.

Download the eBook for FREE: Colorado Marijuana Real Estate

Check out my blog for more articles on the up and coming areas of California: Blog - Colorado Marijuana Real Estate


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Did something happen Jay? Did one of your posts get deleted?