Weed City, USA: A Desert Town Turns To Cannabis To Find Jobs & Fight Painkiller Addiction | NBC News

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As the first city drivers hit on their way into California on Route 66, Needles was once a thriving tourist town in the desert. But for 25 years, the city’s population has been falling and the economy faltering. Now, Needles is betting on marijuana to revitalize its future with hopes of becoming “the Emerald City of California.” » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Weed City, USA: A Desert Town Turns To Cannabis To Find Jobs & Fight Painkiller Addiction | NBC News