The acres and acres of land in the region planted in cannabis should have been a clue: growers were making too much product.
The glut of marijuana crashed the market, bringing prices way down. Great for consumers, but economically hazardous for the growers.
There is one spot that may be bright for producers but a concern from other angles: marijuana usage appears to be on the rise in Oregon and in the other states that legalized weed for personal, recreational use.
The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis tracks the trend.
Josh Lehner from OOEA visits with the findings.