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A New Series Looks at How Legalizing Marijuana Would Transform California

As California voters prepare to make a historic decision about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, promises and omens have become part of the debate.
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  • High Times: A New Series Looks at How Legalizing Marijuana Would Transform California

    High Times: A New Series Looks at How Legalizing Marijuana Would Transform California

    • August 29, 2016

    As California voters prepare to make a historic decision about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, promises and omens have become part of the debate.

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  • High Times: The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana’s Black Market

    High Times: The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana’s Black Market

    • August 29, 2016

    Rural Trinity County is home to 13,500 people in Northern California and marijuana production is rampant there. Along with Humboldt and Mendocino counties, Trinity comprises California’s “Emerald Triangle,” a region known for its prolific marijuana farming. Hayfork is Trinity County’s second largest town, and an area of concentrated production.

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  • High Times: Marijuana Growing and the Environment

    High Times: Marijuana Growing and the Environment

    • August 30, 2016

    In his sunny office on the edge of town in Arcata, California, Scott Greacen pulls up a slideshow on his large high-resolution monitor. As wildflowers sway in the wind outside a window, a woodsy guitar solo starts to play along with the pictures. Greacen mutes it; he wants to focus on destruction.

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  • High Times: How Will Budtenders and Trimmigrants Fare If Pot Is Legalized?

    High Times: How Will Budtenders and Trimmigrants Fare If Pot Is Legalized?

    • August 30, 2016

    In February of 2013, the employees of Wellness Connection, a medical marijuana provider based in Auburn, Maine, were worried about their product. They’d observed mold and fungus on their plants too often; bugs were infesting their work areas. Some of the chemicals they were being asked to use, such as the insecticide pyrethrin, had known health effects.

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  • High Times: What Happens If Marijuana Is Legalized?

    High Times: What Happens If Marijuana Is Legalized?

    • August 31, 2016

    When we speak of legalizing marijuana we are really speaking of the Great Cannabis Debate. Come November, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which could bring safety and security for both cannabis consumers and farmers, and the sales taxes accrued could provide much-needed revenue to our state.

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  • High Times: Scenes from Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    High Times: Scenes from Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    • August 31, 2016

    Editor’s Note: Pandora Young recently visited two medical marijuana dispensaries in downtown Los Angeles and in Sherman Oaks. This may be the last summer when recreational pot possession is a crime in California – if Proposition 64 passes in November, medical marijuana will no longer be the only legal way to obtain and use cannabis products.

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