Pot brings boon to area

— Benton County struck it big in marijuana retail sales in fiscal 2016, and the trend appears to be continuing into 2017, according to data from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Retail sales in Benton County were up in 2016 compared to the 2015, going from about $2.8 million to more than $4.9 million. Two of the three marijuana retailers in Benton County are in the Prosser area.

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