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A dog patrols marijuana plants growing in Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California. Water quality control boards around the state have begun cracking down on practices that affect local water supplies. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times
 
Pot growers have been put on notice by state regulators that they will have to follow the same rules as the rest of the agriculture industry in protecting the state's drought-stricken water supply.

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An Ohio ballot measure makes some reformers squirm, but backers says its grower oligopoly is nothing to worry about.

Davia Fleming, 29, center, is surrounded by media members as she becomes the first shopper at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland, Ore. On Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
Jonathan J. Cooper and Bob Seavey ~ Associated Press ~
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.

Joshua Artman developed a duo of apps that connect cannabis growers with dispensaries and users. Image: JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Julie Johnson ~ The Press Democrat ~

Near the heart of the remote Round Valley in Mendocino County, a back-to-the-land father and cannabis farmer is trying to get in on the ground floor of an industry that could skyrocket if recreational use of marijuana is legalized in California next year.

Attendees at the kick-off of CanopyBoulder's fall boot camp. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Firms like CanopyBoulder are helping new, marijuana-related firms to not only survive the crucial first years in business, but to hopefully thrive as they grow and evolve.

The former location of Wilmington Buds on Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles. Photo: Martin do Nascimento/ News21
Brittan Jenkins, Martin do Nascimento and Tom Blanton ~ Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative via NBCNews.com ~
 
Passed by California voters nearly two decades ago, but absent statewide regulation, the legalization of medical marijuana has spawned a vast network of illegal dispensaries and wide disparities over how businesses are monitored across the state - if they are at all.

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