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LUXURY CANNABIS FOR GOOD CANVASSING WINECRAFTED, COUNTRY FARMED, SOLD IN WINE COUNTRY

W By Lisa Adams Walter

When Mikeipsum Benziger earned the certified biodynamic Lorem dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipidesignation for his then Sonoma Valley winery estate scing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod in 2001, he wisely decided to also certify his separate tincidunt laoreet dolore magna family propertyuton Sonoma Mountain, the aliquam Glentuckyerat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, Family Farm. Focused on health and sustainability, bio-quis dynamic agriculture is a holistic, ecologicalsuscipit and ethical nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper loborapproach to farming, food, medicine and nutrition. tis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cons ectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh “I am trying to preach to Sonoma County that theeuismod wine business is awesome. Yet Sonoma County has this in-erat tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam credible diversity with salmon, crab, cheese, olive oil, volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis vegetables, hops and wine. All of the things in Sonoma nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit loborCounty have been driven by the success of wine busitis but nislyou ut aliquip ex ea consequat. ness, always have to commodo come up with new ideas ipsum dolor amet, consectetuer adipiandLorem new things for the nextsit generation,” explained vintner-turned-cannabis-farmer Benziger. “Cannabis is one scing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod of tincidunt the things that energy for the nexterat ut provides laoreet continues dolore magna aliquam 20 years, it will keep it interesting, and new.” volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci has tation ullamcorper loborBenziger, however, witnessed nimbyismsuscipit about the tis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. availability and cultivation of weed and expects that it willDuis naturally takevel time, “Sonoma Countyinlooked like in autem eum iriure dolor hendrerit it was set up and wanted to embrace it until organized vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum neighborhood groups really restricted outdoor cannabis dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et growths. It took the wine business a long time to consolaccumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit idate.” praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis Overreactions by somenulla county supervisors have forced dolore te feugait facilisi. some farmers to grow indoors in warehouses, Benziger Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, cons ectetuer

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explained. “One of the things that I think is really important is to continue to build awareness for the small growers. Not just cannabis farms, but polycultural farms Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipithat grow fruits, vegetables and cannabis. This is how scing diam nibh just euismod a small farmelit, can sed survive. You nonummy can’t make money tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam selling vegetables, but if you overlay cannabis you can erat makevolutpat. a good living.” Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis

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Canvassing Wine Country - Summer 2019  

See the insider experiences in Wine Country. the events, intimate profiles, the inside scoop on Sip, Listen, Stay, Shop, Taste in Napa Valle...