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Pairing Wine And Weed: Is It A California Dream Or Nightmare?

What Does the Legalization of Marijuana Mean For the Wine Industry?


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For most people, any mention of Sonoma or Napa immediately conjures up images of California’s foremost wine regions. But that could be changing soon, given the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. 
That’s because a region just north of Sonoma and Napa was known as the “Emerald Triangle” also happens to be one of the foremost regions in the nation for cultivating cannabis. The big question on the minds of many people is whether the wine industry and the nascent marijuana industry can actually co-exist. 

The case for co-existence

The first signs that the marijuana industry and the wine industry are going to co-exist comes from the burgeoning number of events in California that involve the pairing of food with certain types of marijuana. In short, wine and food events that once involved different types of wines now involve different types of cannabis.

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