Unseemly business


For a long time, a southern Idaho farmer didn’t know it, but there was another crop growing in his cornfields — 300 marijuana plants, valued at $628,000. Azcentral.com says the plants were grown from seed and later transplanted to the farmer’s field, apparently a not uncommon practice.

Don’t even think about selling lemonade in Multnomah County, Ore., unless you’ve obtained a temporary restaurant license, says The Week magazine. After 7-year-old Julie Murphy failed to do the required paperwork, county officials threatened her with a $500 fine unless she shut down her stand at a local art fair. Murphy closed her business and reportedly burst into tears.

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