There was no suggestion that she was sleeping with her supervisor.
Great points have been made about the differences between cannabis and tobacco. Also keep in mind that the tobacco companies don't have operations in California, they are mostly based in the South. This presents some complications for them and public companies have to abide their shareholders.
This article regularly references the Assembly bill but fails to mention the two ballot petitions that have apparently gathered enough signatures to put on the ballot. Those initiatives will be responsible for legalization in California, not Ammiano's bill. The initiative process is why legalization is likely to happen.
Finally, in terms of impact on local economy there are major areas of the peripheral business that are being missed. Humboldt County makes a decent amount of money off of growing but much of that "$300 million" leaves the area. With a legalized environment Humboldt can bank on its branding as a destination. Not Amsterdam but yes, more along the lines of Napa, especially the early days of Napa.
Distance from major cities and difficulty of access will keep most of the cheap and easy tourism out of the area but the marijuana USER culture of this area will finally be able to come above ground. Look forward to many new entertainment options and interesting businesses in Eureka, in particular, where there are spaces and room and a critical mass of people.
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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