Forum on the Road: Is Weed Threatening the Wine Business in Napa County?

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A marijuana plant is pictured as a bartender opens wine at a cannabis food event in Tacoma, Washington on July 19, 2016. (Photo: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Napa vintners want to add cannabis to their offerings, hoping to benefit from California's legalization of recreational marijuana. The industries are not dissimilar: cannabis and wine are both naturally-derived, highly-regulated intoxicants. But some in the Napa Valley are concerned that cultivating weed will compromise the county's reputation as a wine producer. We'll talk about the cannabis and wine industries, and whether the Napa Valley is big enough for both.

Guests:

Karen MacNeil, author, "The Wine Bible"

Stephanie Honig, partner, Honig Winery: president, Napa Valley Cannabis Association

Rob McMillan, executive vice president, Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division

Devika Maskey, CEO, TSO Sonoma and TSO Elevated Events

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