California: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms - Cannabis News
Amid a years-long labor shortage, workers in California’s wine region are headed to cannabis jobs offering better pay, working conditions.
Maria Vilchis had reached her breaking point. She couldn’t manage one more season working for a vineyard.
For years, she’d survived on temporary jobs picking wine grapes and cleaning barrels in wine cellars throughout the Salinas Valley.
But the hard labor was taking a toll on her body and the seasonal income wasn’t enough to support her family.
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Kaitlin Washburn ~ TheSunGazette.com ~