Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

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Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

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The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry.

Recovery poses unique challenges for the growers. Because selling marijuana violates federal law, even when it’s allowed by individual states, most farms lack proper insurance and won’t qualify for federal aid.

Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay.

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