The Dying California Desert Town Where Cannabis Is the Only Remaining Hope

From cul-de-sac-fever-dream gone bust to vertically integrated weed opportunity zone, the high desert town of California City is hoping the winds of fate will finally blow its way.

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The Dying California Desert Town Where Cannabis Is the Only Remaining Hope

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Drake, if You’re Reading This, It's Too Late to Start a Weed Company

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Police arrested four people after the invasive species ripped through packages of cocaine hidden in a forest in Italy.

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