Salinas is located near central California, about twenty minutes from the coast. The city is about an hour south of San Francisco, and 25 minutes northeast of Monterey. Salinas is in a very rich farming area that produces fruit and vegetables. This area is famously known as the “Salad Bowl of America” because roughly over 80% of the lettuce grown in the United States is grown in the Salinas area. The California Rodeo, California International Airshow, and the world-famous Steinbeck Festival are major attractions of the diverse city. Visitors can also explore the nearby Monterey Peninsula, the historic missions of San Juan Bautista, Soledad, Carmel, the world-class wineries of South Monterey County, and Pinnacles National Monument. To view the revolution taking place in California’s commercial cannabis industry, head to the Central Coast. Turn off Highway 101 in the Salinas Valley and look some of the largest marijuana grows in the state. The region is now challenging the Emerald Triangle of cannabis cultivation in California, as the state’s capital of commercial cannabis. State records show that the Central Coast had 1,065 cultivation licenses as of March 28, 2018 compared to 1,159 in the Emerald Triangle, which is made up of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties and is about the same size as the Central Coast. The two regions account for more than two-thirds of all the cultivation licenses in the state.