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Red Lights To Cannabis Biz Still Abound On 101 Corridor

From Marin to Windsor, towns still split on whether to give the nod to cannabis businesses

Ukiah to lift 10-year ban on medical cannabis dispensaries

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Luxury Weed Products For The Wealthy Are Now a Thing

Weed has long been viewed as a working-class habit, with marijuana use often blamed for making the poor, poorer.  But the truth is that...

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Feds Ruling on CBD Extracts Causes Widespread Worry

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State’s largest legal cannabis manufacturer open for biz

The CannaCraft cannabis extraction facility — the largest legal plant of its kind in California — opened its doors to local government, business and nonprofit leaders Wednesday.

Commercial landlords reckon with cannabis-tenant challenge

Having legal cannabis tenants is a brand new world for landlords

Are cannabis tenants cause for concern?

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This New Class of Marijuana Consumer Wants High-End, Not Just High

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In the Emerald Triangle, a lot of money can be made as a seasonal trimmer on marijuana farms during the late summer harvest. But for young women, the risks are high, and sexual abuse is common.

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Legal Doesn’t Mean Safe: Fatal Car Accidents Rise in States With Legal Marijuana

The AAA safety foundation recently released a report that found a strong correlation between states with legalized marijuana and an increase in fatal car accidents.

Did a Russian River pot grower overstep?

That's the question a Sonoma County Superior Court judge may face as the case of three West County pot growers begins.

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