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Special Coverage: Cannabis

California's treasurer joined banking executives and marijuana-related businesses at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday to talk challenges and solutions in the shift for the emerging legal industry from mainly cash-based transactions.
The study didn't measure whether pot actually helped anyone with their problems, but the patients' reasons match up with what's known about the science of marijuana and its chemical components.
The Santa Rosa marijuana firm has now raised $50 million since its inception in 2015. It will use the private equity funding to increase production and expand distribution.
The law would give cannabis businesses a three-year break on taxes by reducing an excise tax and suspending taxes for marijuana cultivators altogether through 2022.
The CEO of the Santa Rosa institution says the death of a member in a home invasion prompted the announcement that it has been handling marijuana industry transactions, a move he says is necessary but could draw attention from federal regulators.
The proposed Fox Den dispensary would be located next to a preschool, as allowed under current rules governing Santa Rosa’s cannabis retailers.
One year after recreational sales of cannabis began in Sonoma County, the prospect that marijuana’s legalization would fill tax coffers and tamp down the illegal drug market has not yet materialized.
Four Petaluma-area neighbors were trying to sue a cannabis farm under a little known provision of a federal law used to penalize organized crime suspects.
Legalization of cannabis has made it easier for animals to accidentally ingest the substance while walking outdoors, elevating concerns about THC toxicity in pets.
Investors poured $10 billion into cannabis across North America in 2018, twice that the previous three years combined, and total continental market funding is expected to pass $16 billion in 2019.
From murder to child abuse, homelessness to chicken and waffles, this is the year that was.
A new cannabis dispensary will start delivery service Jan. 1, giving Sonoma patients two sources for their medicine.
The county now will require 1,000-foot setbacks from such trails.
California broadly legalized marijuana at the start of the year, and mandatory testing began in July 1.
Growth of the combination trade show and pot culture fest reflects the decadeslong evolution of California’s newly legalized marijuana industry.
State ruling on pot deliveries may circumvent city ordinance.
Marijuana deliveries can be made anywhere in the state, even in locales that ban cannabis.
New enterprises in California North Coast cannabis commerce: Roots Consulting, vape-pen maker TSO Sonoma, cultivator Fiddler's Greens, salve maker CBD Botanica, deliverers Luma California and Moonflower and software developer CannAlign and tour operator The Sonoma County Experience.
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Find more than cannabis at Santa Rosa’s annual Emerald Cup, with two solid days of live music. Here's who is set to play.
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