“California wildfires torch state’s legal marijuana farms, leaving owners helpless”

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“Several marijuana farms in Mendocino County, California have been destroyed as a result of the state’s rapid spreading wildfires, leaving many business owners — who the law bars from obtaining insurance — without product as legal sales are set to begin in January, according to multiple news reports.

Since Sunday night, wildfires have spread throughout Northern California’s wine country and have left at least 24 dead and hundreds missing, CNN reported.

More than 3,500 structures have been destroyed, and Gov. Jerry Brown declared state of emergencies in eight counties as 21 fires burn throughout the state. More than 191,000 were torched, “a collective area nearly the size of New York City,” The Washington Post reported.” MORE