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Takeaways From Touring Glass House Farms And The Farmacy
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Seeking Alpha

Takeaways From Touring Glass House Farms And The Farmacy

I’ve visited dozens of dispensaries and James at The Farmacy is among the best budtenders I’ve encountered. He not only had command of the Glass House line, but was able to break down terpene profiles, understood how every vape cartridge was made, and quickly pointed me to the edibles I was seeking.

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Cannabis Pre-Rolls For A Cause: Glass House Farms, Mission Green Team Up
All Stores
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Bezinga

Cannabis Pre-Rolls For A Cause: Glass House Farms, Mission Green Team Up

Glass House Farms has teamed up with Mission Green, with the shared goal of raising awareness for those still serving jail time for cannabis-related offenses.

For every multipack of pre-rolls sold, $1 will be donated to Mission Green at select retailers from 2/15 – 3/15, up to $10,...

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Carpinteria cannabis brands raise $10k for the Foodbank
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
CoastalView

Carpinteria cannabis brands raise $10k for the Foodbank

December sales of products from Autumn Brands, Pacific Stone Brand, and Glass House Farms – all CARP Growers member farms – contributed to a donation of over $10,000 to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Five percent of sales from the three Carpinteria Valley brands at retail cannabis shop The...

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Homegrown Cannabis Dispensary ‘The Farmacy’ Lays Down Roots in I.V.
All Stores
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Daily Nexus

Homegrown Cannabis Dispensary ‘The Farmacy’ Lays Down Roots in I.V.

The Farmacy, which was also the first recreational marijuana dispensary in the city of Santa Barbara to open a storefront back in 2019, was announced the winner of Santa Barbara’s highly competitive merit-based I.V. application at the end of April, beating out five other dispensary applicants. Th...

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2021 TOP CANNABIS COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Berkeley
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Vangst

2021 TOP CANNABIS COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

We asked. You answered. You came through telling Vangst why your cannabis company is one of the best to work for. From positive company cultures to amazing benefits to ample opportunities for growth, these 20 companies represent what we all love about working in cannabis.

“There’s ...

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Lighting Up Later In Life
Santa Ana
Saturday, March 20, 2021
The New York Times

Lighting Up Later In Life

Mr. Lebowitz, 69, a mostly retired businessman, qualified for a state medical marijuana card because he suffered from anxiety, sleep apnea and back pain. He credits cannabis with helping to wean him off several prescription drugs.

Then came Covid-19, heightening both his anxiety an...

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Santa Barbara County marijuana companies raise $13.5k for Freedom Warming Centers ahead of winter rainstorm
Santa Barbara
Monday, January 25, 2021
KEYT TV

Santa Barbara County marijuana companies raise $13.5k for Freedom Warming Centers ahead of winter rainstorm

In an effort to help, local marijuana businesses CARP Growers member farms and The Farmacy of Santa Barbara County partnered up during the month of December on the "Grass Roots" campaign.

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New ‘Grower’s Choice’ launch doubles down on Cali sun-grown cannabis
Santa Barbara
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The Leaf Online

New ‘Grower’s Choice’ launch doubles down on Cali sun-grown cannabis

Glass House Farms, the cultivation and flower brand of Glass House Group, announced their second launch of Grower’s Choice, a limited edition line of ultra-high-quality, sun-grown cannabis flower available at a favorable price when compared to similar indoor-grown cannabis. By utilizing state-of-...

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Fundraiser to benefit Freedom Warming Centers
Santa Barbara
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Santa Barbara News-Press

Fundraiser to benefit Freedom Warming Centers

Local cannabis dispensary The Farmacy of Santa Barbara is taking part in a fundraiser through the end of the year, with proceeds going to the Freedom Warming Centers of Santa Barbara County. The fundraiser, titled “Grass Roots,” is a collaboration between the CARP Growers Association and The Farm...

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Glass House Farms Fuses Science & Nature with ‘Grower’s Choice’ Launch
Santa Barbara
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Candid Chronicle

Glass House Farms Fuses Science & Nature with ‘Grower’s Choice’ Launch

Cannabis consumers have fought for decades over whether indoor-grown or outdoor-grown cannabis cultivation produces the highest quality flower. On one side, the ability to totally control the environment indoors allows growers to be more precise, but the benefits of natural sunlight, plus cost an...

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Leafly’s guide to California’s cannabis delivery services
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Leafly

Leafly’s guide to California’s cannabis delivery services

Millions of Californians and visitors can enjoy legal cannabis delivered to their door like it’s the future or something. Thanks to legalization via Proposition 64, since 2018, any person age 21 and older in the state—resident or tourist alike—can call in a marijuana delivery or order online.

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Do you know who the largest growing group of cannabis consumers are?
Santa Ana
Friday, May 8, 2020
GREENWAY

Do you know who the largest growing group of cannabis consumers are?

Cannabis consumers come in all shapes and sizes, demographics, and geographies.  Certainly in an adult-use market, there are even greater numbers of buyer types.  But for the cannabis industry as a whole, the largest growing number of users are seniors.

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5 Inspiring Ways Cannabis Companies Are Helping During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Santa Ana
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Green entrepreneur

5 Inspiring Ways Cannabis Companies Are Helping During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Helpers are everywhere. By staying open and offering delivery and curbside pick-up, practicing hyper-sanitation and social distancing, and putting themselves on the front lines, cannabis companies are showing compassion for those in need.

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This 72-Year-Old Grandmother Is Changing the Weed Game
Berkeley
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Bold Italic

This 72-Year-Old Grandmother Is Changing the Weed Game

Sue Taylor was the first cannabis celebrity I ever met. I spotted her, chic and golden-haired, in the hotel bar at a weed conference in a San Francisco hotel back in 2017. She greeted a line of admirers with a warm smile, but her commanding presence signaled she wasn’t someone to be messed with.

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Riding the senior bus to the dispensary
Santa Ana
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Leafly

Riding the senior bus to the dispensary

Farmacy Santa Ana, a dispensary in Santa Ana, Calif., has been shuttling dozens of seniors to and from Laguna Woods Village every third Tuesday for almost three years. Once there, the seniors sit through educational presentations on topics from compliance to topicals, hear from a few sponsors, an...

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Seniors Cannabis Activist ‘Mama Sue’ Taylor Opens A Dispensary
Berkeley
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The Bold Italic

Seniors Cannabis Activist ‘Mama Sue’ Taylor Opens A Dispensary

At 72 years old, Sue Taylor is a compelling advocate for cannabis and older adults. Elegant, vivacious and brimming with the positive energy of the spiritually-aligned, Taylor understands viscerally what it takes to help someone overcome stigma and change their attitude from cannabis skeptic to b...

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Cannabis Dispensary Opens, Serves as Educational Resource for Community
Berkeley
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
The Daily Californian

Cannabis Dispensary Opens, Serves as Educational Resource for Community

After over a decade of work, a dispensary called The Farmacy Berkeley has opened on Sacramento Street on Feb. 7, as first reported by Berkeleyside. Committed to offering high-quality, sustainable cannabis products, The Farmacy Berkeley is focused on educating seniors about the health and wellness...

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Freedom Warming Centers Receive $6.5K Donation from Santa Barbara Cannabis Store
Santa Barbara
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
KEYT TV

Freedom Warming Centers Receive $6.5K Donation from Santa Barbara Cannabis Store

Farmacy of Santa Barbara raised $6,500 for Santa Barbara County Freedom Warming Centers. The Farmacy launched a give-back program, which redirected 5 percent of select sales to the centers, according to the Farmacy. Freedom Warming Centers are open when the forecast calls for rain or when tempera...

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East Bay Marijuana Dispensary Targets Seniors
Berkeley
Thursday, February 6, 2020
KPIX Channel 5

East Bay Marijuana Dispensary Targets Seniors

For the past ten years, Sue Taylor has had a dream: to bring cannabis to senior citizens. With the opening of Farmacy Berkeley, that dream is now a reality. Da Lin reports how this retired catholic school principal changed her view on cannabis and is now working to bring cannabis education and th...

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Sue Taylor’s Quest to Bring Cannabis to Seniors Finally Comes to Fruition
Berkeley
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Berkeleyside

Sue Taylor’s Quest to Bring Cannabis to Seniors Finally Comes to Fruition

After years of preaching the wonders of cannabis to those over 50 – first at Harborside Health in Oakland and later in classes she led – Taylor is set to take her message to a broader audience. On Thursday, the cannabis retail store she has been envisioning for years, the one she had to convince ...

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A Ganja Gift Guide for Santa Barbara Shoppers
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Santa Barbara Independent

A Ganja Gift Guide for Santa Barbara Shoppers

We’re well into the age of legal cannabis, which means it’s just as legit to gift weed as it is wine. Just make sure your giftee is 21 years of age or older, you buy from licensed dispensaries, and you stick to the one-ounce-per-person limit, which also means you’re not supposed to be toting more...

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‘Farmacy’ becomes Santa Barbara’s first recreational cannabis dispensary
Santa Barbara
Monday, August 26, 2019
KEYT TV

‘Farmacy’ becomes Santa Barbara’s first recreational cannabis dispensary

It’s been a “long, long road,” according to Graham Farrar since he set out to open a cannabis storefront in Santa Barbara more than four years ago.

‘Farmacy’ opened its doors officially on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting attended by hundreds of people who also lined up to be among t...

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Santa Barbara’s first recreational marijuana storefront
Santa Barbara
Sunday, August 25, 2019
KSBY NEWS

Santa Barbara’s first recreational marijuana storefront

Santa Barbara residents can now buy recreational marijuana at the city's first storefront.

People lined up around the block Saturday for the grand opening of The Farmacy -- Santa Barbara's first adult-use cannabis retailer.

Located on the corner of Mission St. and De...

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Behind Graham Farrar’s vision, SB’s first adult-use cannabis store, The Farmacy
Santa Barbara
Friday, August 23, 2019
Santa Barbara News-Press

Behind Graham Farrar’s vision, SB’s first adult-use cannabis store, The Farmacy

Good things come to those that wait . . . and wait . . . and wait . . . and wait.

Graham Farrar admittedly has showcased patience that most parents wish they could bottle up and sell.

But, when you are a visionary and going toe-to-toe with the stigma of being a canna...

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What’s Inside the Farmacy, Santa Barbara’s First Recreational Cannabis Store
Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Santa Barbara Independent

What’s Inside the Farmacy, Santa Barbara’s First Recreational Cannabis Store

“The last video store in Santa Barbara is the first cannabis store,” explained Graham Farrar of The Farmacy, the recreational marijuana store he’s opening this week near the corner of Mission and De la Vina streets, in the former movie rental shop. Instead of piles of DVDs and Hollywood paraphern...

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Graham Farrar: From Tech Geek to Santa Barbara Cannabis King
Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Santa Barbara Independent

Graham Farrar: From Tech Geek to Santa Barbara Cannabis King

Graham Farrar might have been the classic all-American boy next door, the hardworking kid who mowed neighbors’ lawns in the afternoon and delivered their newspapers in the morning. He might even have grown up to become the doctor that both he and his parents thought he would. Instead, Farrar ...

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The Farmacy Santa Barbara, Retail Cannabis Store, Open for Business
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
NOOZHAWK

The Farmacy Santa Barbara, Retail Cannabis Store, Open for Business

A new marijuana storefront is officially opening for business in Santa Barbara on Saturday.

The Farmacy Santa Barbara at 128 W. Mission St. offers the legal sale of cannabis for recreational use to customers age 21 or older showing their government-issued identification card.
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Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana
Santa Ana
Friday, December 7, 2018
The New York Times

Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana

“People in their 80s and 90s, even retired Air Force colonels, are finding such relief” with cannabis, said Ms. Horne. “Almost everybody I know is using it in one form or another” — including her husband Hal, 68, a retired insurance broker, who says it helps him sleep.

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Trump helping to turn Orange County blue. It could give Dems the House
Santa Ana
Sunday, October 28, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle

Trump helping to turn Orange County blue. It could give Dems the House

“People want to enjoy their lives,” and cannabis can help with many conditions, he said. Regulation “should be left up to the states. ... There’s nothing in the Constitution that says what you should be allowed to consume.”

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Pot shops see increase in senior customers, offer free bus to store
Santa Ana
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
ABC Action News

Pot shops see increase in senior customers, offer free bus to store

Seniors make up a growing customer base for pot shops. And places like Farmacy Santa Ana in Orange County are helping their senior customers get there by offering a free bus service.

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Republican Dana Rohrabacher Visits Marijuana Dispensary with Seniors
Santa Ana
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Breitbart

Republican Dana Rohrabacher Visits Marijuana Dispensary with Seniors

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) accompanied a busload of senior citizens Tuesday to a marijuana dispensary in nearby Santa Ana, California, to discuss the benefits of medical marijuana and advocate for its full legalization.

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Seniors in Pain Hop Aboard the Canna-Bus
Santa Ana
Friday, September 21, 2018
CNN

Seniors in Pain Hop Aboard the Canna-Bus

Derek Tauchman rings up sales at one of several Farmacy Santa Ana registers in the dispensary. Fear of getting high is the biggest concern expressed by senior consumers, who make up the bulk of the dispensary’s new business, he said.

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Part 3, California’s Best College-Town Dispensaries
Santa Ana
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Leafly

Part 3, California’s Best College-Town Dispensaries

Maybe you’ve already discovered your favorite dive bar or late-night pizza joint. But do you know the best place for your cannabis needs? We’ve curated Leafly reviewers’ favorites in college towns that have legal cannabis for adults 21 and up.

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Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus
Santa Ana
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Philly Voice

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus

On this particular morning, about 35 seniors climb on board the free shuttle — paid for by Farmacy Santa Ana, a licensed cannabis dispensary in Santa Ana. After about a half-hour drive, the large white bus pulls up to the parking lot of the dispensary.

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Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus
Santa Ana
Monday, September 17, 2018
NPR

Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus

As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use — 30 states plus the District of Columbia to date — the cannabis industry is booming. Among the fastest growing group of users: people over 50, with especially steep increases among those 65 and older.

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Success in the OC: How Santa Ana Became a Model Cannabis Market
Santa Ana
Monday, August 13, 2018
Leafly

Success in the OC: How Santa Ana Became a Model Cannabis Market

The city’s legal cannabis sector is a far cry from the unregulated days gone by. Today’s stores are decidedly professional and upscale, from the elegant furnishings and marble dispensary counter at Farmacy Santa Ana, honored by Leafly as one of the “ten most beautiful cannabis dispensaries in Ame...

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How a Retired East Bay Catholic School Principal Became a Cannabis Dispenser
Berkeley
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
East Bay Times

How a Retired East Bay Catholic School Principal Became a Cannabis Dispenser

Asara Tsehai, a holistic health educator and wellness coach in Oakland, was mystified when she reached menopause and suddenly began experiencing insomnia.

“I’d never had a problem sleeping before, but then all of a sudden, I couldn’t get a good night’s sleep no matter what I tried,...

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Take a Trip to A Next Generation Dispensary in Los Angeles
Santa Barbara
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Civilized

Take a Trip to A Next Generation Dispensary in Los Angeles

The Pottery is a dispensary in Los Angeles that gears away from the typical buzzer doors and high security seen in most shops, with its minimalism and contemporary experiences. Instead, The Pottery focuses on the products while selling cannabis just like coffee or wine to enhance patients' lives.

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Come aboard the cannabus: More seniors taking trips to get weed
Santa Ana
Friday, April 27, 2018
CNN

Come aboard the cannabus: More seniors taking trips to get weed

They aren't catching a ride to bingo, nor are they headed to walk at the mall. Instead, this special charter comes to the community once a month to spare these seniors a half-hour drive to Santa Ana. Their destination: Farmacy Santa Ana, a store that organizes the shuttle and bills itself as a se...

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11 of California’s Coolest Cannabis Dispensaries
Santa Ana
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Venue Report

11 of California’s Coolest Cannabis Dispensaries

"Named one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Dispensaries in the U.S.” by Leafly, Farmacy Santa Ana, located in Santa Ana, is certainly that. Beautiful soaring ceilings, hand-crafted, wide plank wood floors and crisp, modern display cases are a feast for the eyes and welcoming in every sense."

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In Orange County, Baby Boomers Are Embracing Medical Pot
Santa Ana
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
NBC 4 News

In Orange County, Baby Boomers Are Embracing Medical Pot

Their destination: the Farmacy Santa Ana medical marijuana dispensary. They've come not to relive the glory days of Woodstock, but to buy the type of cannabis that makes them feel good.

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Farmacy Santa Ana Dispensary Receives One of First Recreational Cannabis Licenses in Orange County
Santa Ana
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Business Wire

Farmacy Santa Ana Dispensary Receives One of First Recreational Cannabis Licenses in Orange County

Farmacy Santa Ana is a “next gen” cannabis business both in design and operations. It is the only dispensary in Orange County that does not employ armed security and opts instead to offer customers an open air shopping experience much like any other retailer.

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Women to Watch
Berkeley
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Marijuana Venture

Women to Watch

Sue Taylor has an infectious charisma that is hard to nail down. Perhaps it’s the homespun inflection that hangs off the end of her sentences or the earnest way she talks to each person — friends and strangers alike — as if she’d been waiting to hear from them all day.

Or maybe it’...

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Seniors board ‘cannabus’ for trip to medical marijuana dispensary
Santa Ana
Friday, August 4, 2017
The Cannifornian

Seniors board ‘cannabus’ for trip to medical marijuana dispensary

“In the old days you could only buy a joint, and now…” his voice trailed off as he scanned the shelves of medicated drinks, concentrated waxes and flowers packed in tiny mason jars.

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Meet Medical Cannabis’ Senior Weapon
Berkeley
Thursday, March 16, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Meet Medical Cannabis’ Senior Weapon

Oakland resident Sue Taylor is a self-confessed Goody Two-shoes. A decade ago, the grandmother and former Catholic school principal considered cannabis a hard-core drug, not unlike heroin or crack cocaine.

If you had told her then that she would become one of the state’s leading ad...

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Lawmakers have doubts that the system to license marijuana sales in California will be in place by deadline
Santa Ana
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
LA Times

Lawmakers have doubts that the system to license marijuana sales in California will be in place by deadline

State lawmakers voiced doubts Monday about the ability of state agencies to finish crafting regulations and a licensing system for the sale of recreational marijuana in California by the end of this year, as promised to voters.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries in America
Santa Ana
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Leafly

The 10 Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries in America

There’s an unmistakable element of industrial chic to Santa Ana’s Farmacy Santa Ana. Pipes criss-cross the ceiling, sleek light fixtures hang down from the rafters, an uncommonly tasteful neon sign proclaims the store name from an exposed brick wall, and the floor has the look of reclaimed wood.

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Lending money to pot businesses is a high-risk move: ‘This is not for the faint of heart’
Santa Ana
Monday, December 19, 2016
LA Times

Lending money to pot businesses is a high-risk move: ‘This is not for the faint of heart’

Most banks won't even open checking accounts for marijuana businesses, much less lend to them. And with no change in federal law in sight, that's not likely to change, said David Dinenberg, chief executive of Kind Financial, a Los Angeles company that set out to offer loans to cannabis businesses...

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Santa Ana marijuana dispensary opens amid glow of Prop. 64, concern over Trump administration
Santa Ana
Monday, December 19, 2016
Orange County Register

Santa Ana marijuana dispensary opens amid glow of Prop. 64, concern over Trump administration

Less than two weeks before the Santa Ana shop welcomed its first patient, Californians voted to legalize marijuana for all adults. Though the new rules of Proposition 64 won’t let dispensaries sell to recreational customers for another year, the state’s vote to legalize marijuana has already boos...

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The Californian Goes Live at Farmacy Santa Ana!
Santa Ana
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The Cannifornian

The Californian Goes Live at Farmacy Santa Ana!

We're live at Farmacy Santa Ana, the newest licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana. Tune in for a virtual tour with reporter Brooke Staggs.

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Medical marijuana patients could save money in Prop 64 tax dispute, but state could lose
Santa Ana
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Orange County Register

Medical marijuana patients could save money in Prop 64 tax dispute, but state could lose

The problem, Herzberg explained, is that only an estimated 30 percent of dispensaries in California have even been paying state sales tax. So to be competitive, shops like his that do follow the law often don’t tax customers at the register. Instead, they build the tax rate into their prices.

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Meet America’s First Black, Senior Pot Shop Owner
Berkeley
Thursday, May 12, 2016
East Bay Express

Meet America’s First Black, Senior Pot Shop Owner

America has potentially its first black, senior citizen owner of a medical cannabis dispensary.

Sue Taylor — a retired Catholic school principal and Berkeley resident, grandmother of three and a veteran educator— beat out three other finalists in Berkeley’s competition to award a n...

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