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California: Wine grape growers lose labor to cannabis farms - Cannabis News

Amid a years-long labor shortage, workers in California’s wine region are headed to cannabis jobs offering better pay, working conditions.

California’s legal marijuana will outsell the black market in 5 years, forecast says

California’s black market for marijuana still rakes in more cash than the state’s legal cannabis industry, but a new analysis suggests the dynamic could flip within five years.

California Says Its Cannabis Revenue Has Fallen Short Of Estimates, Despite Gains

California's cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the state says, announcing numbers that are short of projections that were set months ago. It's the latest sign that the country's largest marijuana market has struggled to take off since sales of recreational pot became legal last year.

Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes - Cannabis News

As more and more recreational marijuana shops open across Massachusetts, state regulators turned their focus Thursday toward the next frontier of the industry’s rollout: Social consumption establishments.

Napa County Ballot to Include Initiative for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Will wine tasters be set off their cabernet sauvignon should Napa County decide to allow farmers to legally grow marijuana? Local vineyard industry leaders told the Napa County Board of Supervisors that they would at a meeting on Tuesday. In response, the board decided to send the issue of local pot grows to the county’s voters in next year’s March elections.

Pot Industry in California Hit by Wildfires - Cannabis News

Burgeoning recreational marijuana industry is being hit by some of the worst fires in state history.