Legal Weed, Broken Promises

Cannabis buds
Farmers in Trinity County, CA, grow some of the most potent weed in the state. Photo: Robert J. Lopez

I helped report and write this investigative project that was a 2023 Pulitzer Prize finalist. The series, which exposed corruption, criminality and worker exploitation in California’s legal cannabis industry, won a Gerald Loeb Award, Barlett and Steele Gold Award and Scripps Howard Award.

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