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Exclusive: Tour the High-Tech Cannabis Factory of Tomorrow

The country's first official cannabis factory could produce $50 million of weed every year and create hundreds of union jobs

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OAKLAND, California -- It's no secret that weed is a big agricultural business, so it's only natural that it's made it to the next stop on its way to a full capitalist makeover: mass production.

The video below is an exclusive look at what could be the country's first

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