This $925,000 listing includes about a half acre of land that can be used legally for a cannabis farm. Patrick Quinn courtesy of TOP Properties
This isn’t your ordinary farm — but, according to its listing, it’s definitely a legal one.
In northern California, a charming wood-shingled home that’s part of a larger property listing recently made its way to the popular Zillow Gone Wild Twitter account — but not showing images of the home’s arched doorways, oversize windows or views of evergreen treetops under California’s crisp blue sky. The post, which got north of 1,345 likes and a slew of comments, showed a stock of cannabis — the plant from which marijuana comes — growing in neatly organized rows spread across flat ground.
“This would be a wonderful place to post up with your family and run a legal farm while enjoying this beautiful property,” the listing says of the Humboldt County offering, located in prime Salmon Creek. When reposted by Zillow Gone Wild, it elicited comments including “That’s dope” and “now that’s living the high life.”
Indeed, in California, the cultivation of the cannabis plant is legal: It requires licensing. And the property’s listing representative, Brooklyn Marvin of TOP Properties, told The Post there’s been big demand in the wake of the pandemic to operate cannabis farms.
“Everyone’s trying to jump on the opportunity to open up,” said Marvin, who has 18 cannabis listings and also specializes in timber and residential sales. This listing, in particular, asks $925,000 and includes 22,500 square feet, or about a half acre, for cultivation — as well as a unit for workers or guests, two barn/dry structures, a 4-million-gallon pond, gardens and that one-bedroom shingled home. “A lot of these guys started in LA and San Francisco … and then they realized that it would be a real benefit for them to be owning their own farm to feed product into these legal channels.”
She added that smaller-scale in-state retail companies of marijuana sales are trying to head up to Humboldt County, which is known for its craft weed scene.
“I think our community has really contributed to how special the product is coming out of this area, which is why we’re famous,” she said.
Published: May 16, 2022
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