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San Mateo County

San Mateo County is located in the Bay Area. Geographically, it is located on the Peninsula, a long, narrow strip of land that runs between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by San Francisco County to the north and Santa Clara County to the south. It is home to several major tech companies and is a hub of innovation and technology. The county has a diverse population of approximately 765,000 people, and its largest city is Daly City.

The county has a rich history dating back to the indigenous Ohlone people, who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of European colonists. San Mateo County was founded in 1856 and was named after San Mateo Creek, which runs through it.

Some of the major landmarks and attractions in San Mateo County include the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Half Moon Bay State Beach, and the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia.

Other major towns in the county include Burlingame, Foster City, and Redwood City. These towns are known for their vibrant downtown areas, great schools, and strong sense of community.

The economy of San Mateo County is diverse and includes a mix of tech, finance, and healthcare industries. Some of the major employers in the county include Genentech, Oracle, and Visa.

Commercial cannabis is legal in San Mateo county, although cultivation there is limited to Mixed Light only. The industry is fairly small, and is largely focused on retail.

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