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From Gold to Green: What legalized pot could mean for California

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A marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine.
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On November 8, Californians will vote on Prop. 64 to decide whether to legalized recreational marijuana

From Gold to Green explores what legalized recreational pot could (and couldn't) mean for California's economy, people of color and public health system.

This November, Californians go to the polls to decide on the legalization of recreational pot. In a special program, Take Two's A Martinez  explores what the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, known as Proposition 64, could mean for the state’s economy and public health,  and aims to address concerns around cannabis, crime and criminality.


Lynne Lyman, co-author of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association

Pastor Troy Vaughn, Inglewood Community Church

John Caulkins, drug policy researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Freedman, director of marijuana co-ordination, Colorado

Plus Southern California Public Radio reporters, Rebecca Plevin and Jacob Margolis

Series: From Gold To Green

This story is part of Take Two's special coverage on what the legalization of recreational pot could mean for California's economy, criminal justice system and society. 

Read more in this series and let us know your thoughts and questions below in the comments section or on Take Two's Facebook page.

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