Amish Farmers In Pennsylvania Are Experiencing a “Green Revolution” By Growing Cannabis

Deep in the heart of Amish country — Lancaster, Penn. — a green revolution is underway. Amish farmers are now growing cannabis, expecting to sell $3 million of their product to big buyers across the U.S. by 2025. It’s part of a nationwide trend in which the Amish — who once relied heavily on tobacco crops — are pivoting to more profitable cannabis cultivation. A newly-legalized CBD market is forecast to be worth $16 billion within the next two years. The Amish say cannabis is a “natural fit” for their tradition of organic farming, which bans the use of chemicals or industrial machinery. They are convinced by the plant’s medicinal qualities, but draw the line at recreational use.