Jacob Margolis

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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

HighQ: Will California get recreational weed by 2018?

"I don’t see how this whole process is going to be up and running and ready to go January 1, 2018."

HighQ: Can DCFS take away your kids if you smoke marijuana?

If you smoke a lot of marijuana and forget to take care of your kids, there will be problems.

Go slow with the edibles: Why eating pot is different than smoking it

"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."

HighQ: What are the best marijuana stocks to invest in?

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?

HighQ: Can smoking pot keep you from buying a gun?

As a matter of fact, it can. That's thanks to the federal Firearms Transaction Record you have to fill out before a purchase. It asks about marijuana use, which is still a federal crime.

HighQ: Can you smoke and grow weed in your rental unit?

While growing and smoking marijuana might be legal in California, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can grow and smoke it in your own home.

Where can I buy weed and where can I smoke it in California?

Despite what you might've heard, it's not legal to smoke weed in public. We answer questions about that and more from our listeners.

Californians are already having their marijuana charges downgraded

As of two weeks ago, getting caught transporting 50 pounds of marijuana could have resulted in a felony charge. Not any more.

How one investor plans to take advantage of legal marijuana

"Whether you're mom-and-pop or whether you're ... investing in 10- and 15-million-dollar projects, I think California will have some room for everybody."

Here's what happens now that marijuana is legal in California

Californians have legalized recreational pot, the Associated Press projects, but you can't buy it in California tomorrow and probably won't be able to until 2018.

The final presidential debate: SoCal reacts

Nearly 600 students and staff gathered at USC's Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet on stage for a final time. Take Two was there.

At USC, the debate failed to sway some young voters

The presidential candidates' third and final debate Wednesday left some students saying they plan to skip the top of the ballot.

Is the Yahoo hack evidence of an international cyberwar?

"If intelligence falls into the category of warfare...then yeah, I think you can make that argument that we're seeing an aspect of cyberwar here."

California's drought could continue for centuries

"We're used to thinking next year the drought's going to end or it's going to end after two years or three years... This might not be a three to five year thing."

How recreational pot could change California

California's Prop 64 would make recreational marijuana legal in the state. If the law passes, it would mean a big shift in the way the Golden State — already the largest market for pot in the U.S. — regulates marijuana.