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Marijuana farmers seek access to a legitimate market

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California's marijuana farmers have around for many years, but those in the industry operate in a legal gray area. And with a possible vote next year to legalize marijuana for recreational use, farmers are emerging from the shadows to have their voices heard. 

They're hiring lobbyists and even taking elected officials on fact-finding tours. Casey O'Neill, who grows vegetables and marijuana out in Mendocino County and serves as secretary of the Emerald Growers Association, joined the show to talk more about this move.