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Wine Spectator: Can Cannabis And Wine Coexist?

November 26, 2019

When California’s Proposition 64 passed in 2016, legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, many vintners worried that it would creep into their neighborhoods and even take away customers. Three years later, some have had their fears confirmed, while others have seen little impact.

Only half the counties within the state allow commercial cannabis farming. Napa County’s local government, for example, has instituted a ban on commercial cultivation for now. But several other wine regions are grappling with how the new cash crop is impacting vineyards. Wine Spectator has a full report.—Aaron Romano

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