Jacob's time in public radio and journalism began when he was 16, when he'd skip high school to spend his days on the mid-day news at KPFK in Los Angeles.
Since then he's interned and temped at NPR, worked as a producer on "The Madeleine Brand Show" and "Take Two" at KPCC for six years and has won multiple awards for his work.
He's also filed pieces for NPR, and has filled in as a reporter at KPCC, focusing on everything from science and business to housing and homelessness.
Lately, he's been reporting on the impact of marijuana legalization on the people, businesses and politics of California. You can hear him talk about the changing marijuana landscape each week on HighQ .
He's also currently part of KPCC's On Demand Content team which is responsible for developing podcasts for the station.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
In Sacramento right now there's a debate over how marijuana gets from farm to table.
On a trip to Colorado from Chile, Sarah smoked some pot. Later, when she tried to visit her boyfriend in the U.S., she was told that she was being barred from the country.
The new law cements the city council's power to regulate the marijuana industry, sets up a new tax structure, promises punishment for violators and more.
Do Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent comment indicate whether he'll attempt to shut down California's marijuana industry? Here's what could happen.
The number one question that I've gotten over the past six months while covering the marijuana industry is, "How can I make money off of 'the green rush'?"
"I think that this sort of reefer madness approach that we’ve had about marijuana is not going to help us in regulation. But we don’t want to underregulate either."
Marijuana advocates, the L.A. City Council and the mayor all support Prop M. Prop N, on the other hand, has been abandoned by its authors.
L.A. County on Tuesday signaled it would extend a temporary ban on the cultivation, testing and sale of cannabis and called for a renewed crackdown on illegal dispensaries
If you've got 30 unused acres sitting in the middle of a remote part of Northern California, what do you do with it?
Now that marijuana is legal in California, the question is, are we about to see billboards with pot leaves lining the streets while TV commercials extol different brands of weed?
"Until people know what Trump/Sessions are going to do, it'd just be stupid to invest at this point," says drug expert Jon Caulkins.
"I don’t see how this whole process is going to be up and running and ready to go January 1, 2018."
If you smoke a lot of marijuana and forget to take care of your kids, there will be problems.
"You're in for the ride. You just gotta buckle up, put on a funny movie and just try to tell yourself that everything's going to be OK."
Marijuana's legal in California and we're here to answer your questions about it. This week: what are the best stocks? Can you gift pot for Christmas? And can you smoke it while on probation?