STATE

Title: Small California Pot Farmers Struggle to Survive, Worry that Central Coast Growers are Using Loophole to Skirt Size Restrictions.

Author: NBC Bay Area

Date: 26 June 2018

URL: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Central-Coast-Pot-Growers-Exploiting-Loophole-to-Skirt-Size-Restrictions-on-Grows-486503081.html

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Northern California pot farmers spent decades turning the Emerald Triangle into the cannabis industry’s most rock-solid brand. But just six months into California’s legal weed foray, it’s clear that growers and governments along the state’s Central Coast are making an aggressive push to crown themselves a new pot powerhouse. According to data from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, many of those Central Coast cultivators are taking advantage of a regulatory loophole that small farmers – mostly in the Emerald Triangle – say could lead to a big business takeover of the industry.

NAPA COUNTY

Title:  Napa County Supervisors poised to allow outdoor, personal use cannabis cultivation

Author: Napa Valley Register

Date: 26 June 2018

URL: https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-county-supervisors-poised-to-allow-outdoor-personal-use-cannabis/article_2c23d8a4-b6cf-58a3-8abd-a05802baf3f8.html

Extract: 

Proposition 64 passed by California voters in 2016 legalized recreational marijuana … The county law doesn’t precisely match the city of Napa law. … rules for outdoor cannabis cultivation in the unincorporated county and local cities.