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Legal pot in California sparks corruption

Sep 21, 2022
It’s estimated to be the largest legal market of its kind in the world.But whenever you get that much money anywhere, well, you’re going to get political corruption.Today, we look at our investigation into how illegal moves around marijuana are plaguing city halls across the

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Ever since California legalized cannabis in 2016, the state's weed market has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

It’s estimated to be the largest legal market of its kind in the world.

But whenever you get that much money anywhere, well, you’re going to get political corruption.

Today, we look at our investigation into how illegal moves around marijuana are plaguing city halls across the state.

Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano Guests: L.A.

Times investigative reporter Adam Elmahrek More reading: $250,000 cash in a brown paper bag.’ How legal weed unleashed corruption in California Legal Weed, Broken Promises: A Times series on the fallout of legal pot in California Would this California town have become so pro-cannabis if not for a councilwoman’s pot industry ties?.