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California's Largest Legal Weed Farms Generate Conflict In Santa Barbara Wine Country

August 14, 2019

Santa Barbara issued the most legal permits in California. Proposition 64 banned licenses for over one acre of land until 2023, but farmers can "stack" licenses, or combine small permits for neighboring plots of land. That's what the cannabis farmer neighboring Fiddlestix Vineyard did. John DeFriel has nearly 100 separate permits for neighboring plots of land, creating two of the largest legal pot farms in the U.S. ...