September 6th, 2012

Inside Oakland’s pot politics

Oakland pot entrepreneur Dhar Mann (pictured) has become a national figure, expanding his medical marijuana business weGrow across the country. But newly obtained emails and a police report offer hints of Mann’s close relationship with city leaders that helped build his pot empire.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the city politics and business dealings that fueled the Oakland’s marijuana boom from reporter Zusha Elinson.

Photo by Adithya Sambamurthy / The Bay Citizen

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