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Marijuana Becomes a Player in California Politics and It's Putting Its Money on Gavin Newsom

The lieutenant governor wants to replace Jerry Brown next year, and the pot people want to help him. Marijuana is already a multibillion-dollar-a-year business in California, and with recreational sales to adults coming online next year, it's about to get even bigger. Now, the legal pot industry is beginning to throw its weight around in state office-level politics, and it's doing it the old-fashioned way: with a checkbook.
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