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As the top pot-producing state in the nation, California could be on thin ice with the federal government

California produced at least 13.5 million pounds of marijuana last year — five times more than the 2.5 million pounds it consumed.Where did all that extra pot go?

 The answer, experts say, is that much of it ended up in other states — some where marijuana is still illegal.

As California prepares to allow cannabis sale for recreational use, that surplus has become a problem.

The wide gap between production and consumption came to light in a recent study commissioned by the state Department of Food and Agriculture.

Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law, and U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has said he favors stricter enforcement. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice had placed a lower priority on enforcing the law in states that allowed medical marijuana. [Read More @ LA Times]

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