Marijuana Plants Looking Up at Lights

Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition

As the state prepares to fully legalize marijuana, established players are wary of new generation of start-ups.

When he was a child, John Casali used to listen out for federal helicopters hunting the hippie marijuana growers who had migrated to a remote patch of the northern California coast which became known as the Emerald Triangle.

“It was kind of disturbing as a kid,” he says, shielded by huge redwoods that surround the small family farm he still runs in the area.

That was not his only brush with the law: as a 22-year-old, he was jailed for eight years in 1992 for growing cannabis.

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