Recreational marijuana is legal in LA. But most shops selling it are not

There are about 1000 places to buy weed in LA, but many of these shops are unlicensed. Photo by Pixabay. Image by M. Maggs from Pixabay

There are about 1000 shops that sell weed in LA. Most of them are unlicensed and doing these sales illegally. Fewer than one out of every five pot shops is licensed by the city, meaning the rest are part of LA’s “gray market.” Many of the workers at these shops are also unaware until it’s too late and the police are busting down the door to arrest everyone on-site. 

Credits

Guest:
Amanda Chicago Lewis - freelance journalist covering the cannabis industry - @msamandalewis

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser