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Alameda County

Alameda County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the state of California, United States. It is the seventh most populous county in the state, with a diverse population and a strong economy. The county is home to a number of cities and towns, including Oakland, Berkeley, and Fremont. Alameda County is known for its diverse population, vibrant arts and music scene, high energy sports culture, and progressive political values. The region has a long history of activism and social justice movements, and it continues to be a hub for cultural and political activity, which heavily involves the students of University of California Berkeley.

The cannabis industry is a significant part of the economy in Alameda County. Oaksterdam is a neighborhood in Oakland, California that is home to a number of cannabis dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and other businesses, including Oaksterdam University, a trade school that offers courses on cannabis cultivation and business management. Alameda county has also made headlines for its efforts to promote social equity cannabis licensing to entrepreneurs from communities and demographics historically hurt by cannabis prohibition, although this program has had many difficulties in creating real change.

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