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Month: February 2020

Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

SACRAMENTO — Napa Valley is famous for its cabernet sauvignon. But with the cannabis industry moving in fast, some of the region’s storied vintners are sounding thealarm that California’s newest legal crop could damage the flavor — and brand — of their prized wines. Those grape growers worry that pot won’t pair well with the…
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Cannabis farm was a model for California’s legal industry. Then came a sheriff’s raid

FEB. 14, 2020 5 AM To marijuana industry boosters and Santa Barbara County officials, Barry Brand was one of the “good players,” a longtime Gerbera daisy grower who pitched cannabis as just a new type of flower in the greenhouse. When county officials gave reporters a tour of a licensed grow last year, they picked Brand’s…
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