So, add another study to the evidence that legalization may reduce wine sales: Helping Settle the Marijuana and Alcohol Debate: Evidence from Scanner Data. This study claims that medical marijuana legalization reduced alcohol consumption by about 15% in the affected states. We should pay attention to this. It reinforces Tom Wark's opinion that we should not look upon marijuana as a natural marketing ally of wine - something I wholeheartedly agree with. But, let me also thr
As many of you know, vineyard owners and managers are suffering from a severe shortage of labor. The need to rebuild after the wildfires is going to seriously exacerbate this. On top of this, the current administration has been more vigorous than past administrations in its enforcement of immigration laws and seems poised to focus on California in the future, with Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stating that California is “about to
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