Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for Law.com from Sacramento, where the usually blue summer skies are brown and murky. As I write this, at least 19 wildfires are burning across the state.

Last year’s harvest-season fires in Northern California cost marijuana growers millions. It’s too early to tally the losses this year; the fire season isn’t close to being over. But if this really is the new normal, growers and the people who depend on them have to be wondering what that means for crop locations, insurance, risk management and the overall future of the state’s industry.

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