A water-pipeline in the foothills west of Ridgecrest, CA

Water Thieves are Compromising California's Water Supplies

Theft by illegal marijuana grow operations is straining California's already dwindling water supplies and endangering local communities as authorities lock hydrants and restrict access to water sources.

July 27, 2021 - CALmatters

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California Pot Farms Stink (Literally), Say Neighbors

Officials overseeing cannabis implementation are having to deal with residents’ complaints that the smell from marijuana operations is overwhelming.

December 26, 2018 - The New York Times

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Denver to Raise Sales Tax on Marijuana to Double Funds for Affordable Housing

As Denver continues to grow, the cost of housing in the city remains high for many. In response, the city plans to build 6,000 affordable units over the next five years.

August 13, 2018 - Colorado Springs Gazette


Los Angeles to Consider Public Bank for Housing and Cannabis

Voters will decide in November on the creation of a cannabis-friendly, publicly owned bank to invest in affordable housing.

July 7, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

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San Francisco's Vision for Seismic and Social Resilience

The progressive city hopes to integrate economic, community, and climate resiliency measures in future projects.

November 7, 2017 - The Planning Report


Cannabis Company Buys Tiny California Town

Purchased for $5 million, Nipton, California is slated to become "the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."

August 10, 2017 - Quartz


San Francisco Creates 'Office of Cannabis'

A "one-stop shop" for marijuana businesses will open in time for the statewide legalization of the industry this January.

August 3, 2017 - San Francisco Chronicle

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