Year in Review: North Coast braces for change as marijuana industry stakes out legal future

Santa Rosa rolled out the welcome mat for the marijuana business in industrial zones, approving plans in August for a Seattle investment firm, Privateer Holdings, to become the city’s first pot processor licensed under new city rules. The firm’s products, already sold in California dispensaries, are marketed under a brand affiliated with Bob Marley, the late, famed Jamaican reggae singer and cannabis user. “This is kind of historic,” David Guhin, director of the city’s Permit and Economic Development department, said at the time.

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