How Liberal Marin County Turned NIMBY on Cannabis

How Liberal Marin County Turned NIMBY on Cannabis

The views from Marin County, California, are spectacular. Just don’t sully them with your cannabis stores, my dear. (Srongkrod/iStock) In 1996, a few months before California voters passed Proposition 215, America’s first medical cannabis law, a blues singer named Lynnette Shaw opened the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana dispensary. “It was not legal, not even a little bit,” Shaw acknowledges today. Even so, the place just seemed so quintessentially Marin County. Her cannabis shop opened beneath verdant hills, situated next to a yoga wellness studio and a hot tub, sauna,…

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