Forum | Monday, Jun 17, 2013, 10:00 AM
In Humboldt County, marijuana supports everything from fire departments to schools. Some residents welcome the prospect of legalization. Others want to stick with the inflated profits of the black market. In 2010, journalist Emily Brady decided she would move to Humboldt and live among pot growers. She joins us to talk about her new book, "Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier."
Forum | Monday, Feb 04, 2013, 9:30 AM
Should local governments in California have the power to ban medical marijuana outlets? That's the question the state Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday in a closely watched case. Meanwhile, things are heating up in Oakland, where the Harborside Health Center marijuana dispensary faces possible closure by the U.S. Justice Department. We get the latest on the state's pot wars.
KQED News | Friday, Apr 06, 2012, 5:30 PM
Richard Lee, the founder of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, is stepping down. Lee opened the university in 2007 to legitimize the business of marijuana, and was the main backer of Proposition 19. Earlier this week, federal agents raided the university as well as Lee's home.
A brash Oakland entrepreneur who pioneered industrial-scale pot production -- and even unionized his workers -- has been arrested after being accused of moving operations to a tomato farm.
A little-spoken-of war is taking place behind California's fences and property lines -- trespassing marijuana growers are setting booby traps, resorting to violencem, and spoiling the land.
Officials warned Oakland over the licensing of four giant pot farms, saying the plan is in violation of state and federal law and could trigger multiple legal actions against the city.
Why did some counties seemingly vote against their own self interest, turning away from potentially huge profits.