At the heart of famous old California Route 66, Needles, California was once a thriving tourist town in the desert. But for the last 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.” Another city on the brink of bankruptcy, Adelanto, California, population 32,000, is a little city in the middle of the desert, the kind of place you pass by without even noticing on the drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. In Pueblo, Colorado, one in 10 people in the town of are employed in the marijuana industry. Some claim it does wonders for the local economy… but the city’s homeless population has tripled.