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  • Study Says Prop. 19 Unlikely To Affect Drug Groups' Revenues

    Oct. 13
    Border
    Economy

    A new study by the Rand Corporation says Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, would pinch Mexican drug smugglers' pocketbooks. But Proposition 19 would not pack the wallop backers advertise.

  • Prop 19: Legal Weed In Calif.

    Oct. 8
    Health
    Prop 19: Legal Weed In Calif.

    Why will California voters become the deciders on whether recreational marijuana should be legal and taxed? That's Prop 19 on your November ballot. Learn the details of the ballot measure.

  • Is Pot The Next Big Thing?

    Oct. 4
    Health
    Is Pot The Next Big Thing?

    The prospect of legalizing California's $14 billion marijuana industry has many believing the Golden State could find its way out of an economic slump as the marijuana state. Find out who stands to win and lose if the underground pot business goes above-ground.

  • Council Discusses Regulations For Medical Marijuana Shops

    Sept. 14
    These Days

    How should medical marijuana dispensaries be regulated in the City of San Diego? We speak to Reporter Alison St. John, and Alex Kreit, chair of the city's Medical Marijuana Task Force, about the regulations being considered by the council, and the timeline for when an ordinance could be approved.

Crime

  • Record 105 Ton Marijuana Seizure In Tijuana

    Oct. 18
    Border
    Record 105 Ton Marijuana Seizure In Tijuana

    Tijuana police seized a record 105 tons of marijuana they say was headed for sale in the United States. It’s one of the biggest pot busts in all of Mexico in recent years.

  • How Would Legalizing Pot Impact Cartel Violence?

    Oct. 15
    Border
    How Would Legalizing Pot Impact Cartel Violence?

    One of the arguments made by supporters of Prop. 19 is that regulating it will reduce drug cartel violence. Officials on both sides of the border doubt whether it would have a significant impact.

  • US, Mexican Authorities Say Prop. 19 Won't Squelch Drug Cartel Violence

    Oct. 11
    Border
    US, Mexican Authorities Say Prop. 19 Won't Squelch Drug Cartel Violence

    Supporters of Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, argue that regulating the drug will end violence associated with Mexican drug cartels. Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border doubt that because marijuana is just one of many drugs that cartels smuggle.

  • New Marijuana Law Decreases Penalty

    Oct. 1

    The deadline for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto hundreds of bills passed Thursday night. One of the bills he signed into law changes the penalty for marijuana possession.

Politics

  • California's Marijuana Proposition

    Oct. 19
    These Days
    Border
    California's Marijuana Proposition

    California could be the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana if Proposition 19 passes this November. The initiative would make recreational use of marijuana legal and allow cities and counties to tax and regulate the sale of the drug. We'll discuss details of the initiative and the KPBS documentary about Prop. 19 called "The Marijuana State," set to broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. on KPBS Television.

  • Feds Oppose Calif. Prop 19 To Legalize Marijuana

    Oct. 15
    Border
    Economy

    Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug.

  • Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

    Oct. 14
    Where Do Your Representatives Stand On Pot?

    Elected officials in San Diego are either opposed to Proposition 19 or don’t want to make their position public, according to the results of a KPBS survey. Find out where they stand.

  • County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

    Sept. 14

    This story was updated at 3:53 p.m.

    County Supervisors Say 'No' To Legalizing Pot

    The San Diego County Board of Supervisors say they don't support Proposition 19, a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana.

Society

  • The Odd History Of Marijuana In The U.S.

    Oct. 7
    These Days
    Health
    Border

    Cannabis, or hemp, has been grown in the U.S. since the days of George Washington. But it has been prohibited for personal or recreational use since 1913. We look at the remarkable history of marijuana in this country, including its early reputation for making users violent and insane, up to present-day efforts to legalize it.

  • Health Effects Of Marijuana

    Sept. 27
    These Days
    Health

    We'll learn about the latest scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis.

  • Do You Want To Legalize Pot In CA?

    Sept. 20
    Do You Want To Legalize Pot In CA?

    California voters will be asked whether they want marijuana legalized on November 2. The outcome could have longer-lasting and further-reaching affects than anything else you’ll be asked to vote on this November, including choosing a new governor and deciding who you’ll send to the Senate.

  • California Politics Go To Pot

    Sept. 14
    Health
    California Politics Go To Pot

    The San Diego Board of Supervisors took a stand this week on legalizing marijuana in California. They're opposed. Unanimously. But drive a few hundred miles north and visit the Oakland City Council. They voted in favor of legalization. Unanimously.

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