Heard a story of a poor old lady in Colorado who could barely pay her bills with her modest Social Security income
Her neighbor taught her how to grow MJ and her first crop pulled in $17,000
That's more than her total yearly income.
I live in a rural county in southwest Colorado seems every other person is growing here.....You can pop out a crop of Indica about every 7-8 weeks if you have then in different stages, but the price of that has collapsed locally... Sativa kinds are still fairly high...I know my neighbor lady sold a table that made a pound and a half of buds dried, and got $4,000 for it just last week as I helped trim for her... But she has a good connection...and has been growing since the 1970s here, she knows what she is doing and her buyers know it.
$17,000 seems a little high unless she had a hillside of steath grow this last summer, and had someone to show her the ropes as it is quite complicated to grow good and know when to do what and when....even the drying process has to be done just right....