Tad Whitaker, Marin Independent Journal,
Business is booming at a Fairfax enterprise that has no competitors, 50 daily customers seven days a week, all the publicity it can stand and annual sales of about $1 million. But making ends meet hasn't been easy for the Rev. Lynnette Shaw of Fairfax, founder and sole proprietor of Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, which cleared about $86,000 in net profit two years ago. As head of Marin County's only medicinal marijuana clinic, Shaw hasn't exactly traveled a yellow brick road to success.