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Merlot versus marijuana: Wine Country feuds over measure to grow pot
The Napa Valley has become synonymous with wine, as grapevines cover the flatlands and creep up the hillsides.
Now some entrepreneurs hope a new crop will take root: marijuana.
Last week, a group called the Napa Valley Cannabis Association submitted what they believe are enough signatures to put the question of cannabis cultivation on the March 2020 ballot. Although California legalized marijuana in 2016, Napa — perhaps wary of threatening its lucrative monoculture — has banned pot farming…
Pot in Wine Country? Napa group seeks ballot measure to grow marijuana
A group of Napa entrepreneurs from the wine and weed industries are seeking to make it legal to grow cannabis in the county for sale in stores. They turned in signatures Tuesday in a bid to put a measure on the March 2020 ballot.
The petition gathered around 8,100 signatures, more than the 6,635 needed, according to the Napa Valley Cannabis Association, which wants cannabis and wine to coexist and counts vintners among its members. It asked voters if they support a proposed initiative that would greenlight cultivation of the plant for commercial use in unincorporated areas, which include more than 90% of Napa County…