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How an investigative reporter suffered a marijuana mishap on the job




Imagine you're a pot reporter. Pot as in weed, marijuana, bud. What could possibly go wrong when you cover a drug that is legally contentious but widely tolerated? CIR reporter Michael Montgomery finds out the hard way.
Imagine you're a pot reporter. Pot as in weed, marijuana, bud. What could possibly go wrong when you cover a drug that is legally contentious but widely tolerated? CIR reporter Michael Montgomery finds out the hard way.
Center for Investigative Reporting

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Journalist Michael Montgomery of the Center for Investigative Reporting has been covering marijuana here in California for several years now. You've heard him numerous times on this show, talking about everything from marijuana prices to federal crackdowns on pot dispensaries.

On a reporting trip here in Southern California, he had an experience which has changed the way he thought about this industry. That experience is chronicled in a new multimedia video as part of a series called Off the Record Stories: