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Marijuana may not have been the only thing that Robert W. Russell was cultivating at the cannabis farm he operated just off Highway 2 near Anacortes. Russell, a 60-year-old Duvall resident, is accused of using Green Acre Pharms in an elaborate Ponzi scheme that, from 2015 to 2017, took in $4.85 million from at least two dozen investors in Washington, Arizona, California and Texas, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Cannabis farm near Anacortes was center of alleged $4.85 million Ponzi scheme

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