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Stories by Jacob Margolis
"If you are in the Coachella Valley, Don’t plan on getting to L.A. anytime after the earthquake, unless you have some way of flying."
In the summer of 2016, the lake's water clarity declined by nearly a quarter. The culprit? Geoff Schladow says it's climate change
About 750 million miles away from home, after almost 20 years, one of NASA's oldest spacecrafts is approaching a fiery, but fitting end.
Throughout California there’s a rush for localities to establish rules for legal pot. But you don't need to look any further than L.A. County to see how things could potentially not work out.
Medical marijuana dispensaries have been barred from unincorporated L.A. County since 2011, but there's no shortage of them.
Those in need of transplants are being turned away for smoking pot, people are being sent to jail for shipping weed across state lines and California is trying to reckon with its confusing pot laws.
Analysts estimate that Californians bought $1.8 billion worth of legal marijuana in 2016 and that the broader market could surpass that for wine.
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