People stand in line on Saturday to get a recommendation for a medical marijuana card at The Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. The event, billed as the “Oscars of the outdoor cannabis industry,” brings together growers from California’s Emerald Triangle to show off and sell their products.
People stand in line on Saturday to get a recommendation for a medical marijuana card at The Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. The event, billed as the “Oscars of the outdoor cannabis industry,” brings together growers from California’s Emerald Triangle to show off and sell their products. Erika D. Smith esmith@sacbee.com
People stand in line on Saturday to get a recommendation for a medical marijuana card at The Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. The event, billed as the “Oscars of the outdoor cannabis industry,” brings together growers from California’s Emerald Triangle to show off and sell their products. Erika D. Smith esmith@sacbee.com
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December 14, 2015 03:30 PM

UPDATED December 15, 2015 12:01 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

Contact Erika D. Smith at 916-321-1185, esmith@sacbee.com, on Twitter at @Erika_D_Smith or on Facebook at Erika D. Smith, Journalist