The Times podcast: Legal weed, massive worker exploitation
Listen to this episode of The Times:
When California voters legalized cannabis, growers vowed a break from decades of worker exploitation in the state’s agricultural industry. A Times investigation found otherwise.
Today, where it all went wrong and what’s being done to stop it. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times investigative reporter Paige St. John
Dying for your high: The untold exploitation and misery in America’s weed industry
The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths
Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into ‘Wild West’ of California cannabis and farm work
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