Inside the booming business of Amish cannabis farmers in Pennsylvania where a green revolution is underway

Two Amish men dive into a deep sack of cannabis, scooping out handfuls of emerald buds before smelling them intensely.

It’s not a scene you ever thought you’d see. But in the beating heart of Amish country – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – a green revolution is underway. This week, was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a network of farms where Amish growers expect to sell $3million of their produce to big buyers across the US by 2025. It is part of a nationwide trend in which the Amish, who once relied heavily on tobacco crops, are pivoting to more profitable cannabis cultivation, feeding a newly-legalized CBD market forecast to be worth $16billion in two years’ time.

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