Cain G., a partner in SCXO, a boutique cannabis farm, inspects cannabis that is curing, in the drying room, in Humboldt County, California, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

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The cannabis industry is in the midst of stepping out of hiding and into mainstream America.

Prop 64 passed the same day as President Trump was elected into office. 

Since then many small farms that were once worried about getting arrested are figuring out how to fill the massive orders. 

Other companies have been preparing for the change and ready to cash in. This work looks at the industry in Northern California.






























Swami Chaitanya smokes  cannabis on his farm in Mendocino County, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

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Co-founders Swami Chaitanya (left) and Nikki Lastreto, who own cannabis brand Swami Select harvest cannabis on their farm in Mendocino County, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

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Lauren Upadhyaya smells marijuana while shopping at cannabis dispensary, The Green Cross, in San Francisco, California, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

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Nikki Lastreto who co-founded the cannabis brand Swami Select with her husband Swami Chaitanya, smokes cannabis while doing work, in Mendocino, California, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

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A bag of cash, totalling $31,500.00 sits as it is being processed, at the Board of Equalization in Oakland, California, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. The cash was brought in by a woman who was paying her taxes on her cannabis delivery service.

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Production supervisor Joshua Ramos trims marijuana plants in a flowering nursery at ButterBrand farms in San Francisco, California, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

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In Ganja Yoga classes, participants smoke marijuana before and during class in San Francisco, California. 

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A man named David, is seen through a window while trimming cannabis for the boutique cannabis brand Swami Select, in Mendocino, California, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

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Vegetative specialist Lavorisa McGary tends to marijuana plants at ButterBrand farms in San Francisco, California, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

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Ed Rosenthal poses for a portrait at the Cannabis Wedding Expo in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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Cam McKeel lights a blunt on his illegal marijuana farm he runs with friends at a homeless encampment in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

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Danielle Negrin dances during a Prop. 64 celebration, at the Berkeley Patients Group Party, at The New Parish Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

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Employee Inmer Avalos sorts marijuana at cannabis dispensary, The Green Cross, in San Francisco, California, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

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Worker Alejandro Gonzalez pulls a rack of marijuana plants through the drying room during harvest at Harborside Farms in Salinas, Calif., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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Workers Adrian Soto (center) and Gregorio Ramirez (right) harvest marijuana plants at Harborside Farms in Salinas, Calif., on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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Nick Mann and Andrew Warner (right) DJ the Berkeley Patients Group Party to celebrate Prop 64, at The New Parish Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

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Leslie Monroy, owner of Flowers on Flowers smokes behind her booth with Xan Robinson (right) while working at the Cannabis Wedding Expo in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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