Advocates For & Against Legalization Discuss What's Next

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 07: A woman smokes a cigarette of marijuana in an Amsterdam cafe on February 7, 2007 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city council in Amsterdam has recently voted in favour of introducing a citywide ban on smoking marijuana in public areas. A successful trial ban in the De Baarsjes district of Amsterdam has been declared a success after a reduction in anti social behaviour. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Getty Images

Advocates are scared, unsure and say the new state law on recreational law doesn't go far enough. Critics of the law say it is a bad idea and smoking pot is wrong.

In this web extra clip, Cannabis advocate Jeff Jones discusses how small farmers, in the current black market, will have to adapt to the new legalization law. He says, "When you deal with wine, when you deal with tobacco, the same things happen."

 

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

In this web extra clip, business woman and cannabis grower Nikki Laesterto, discusses what will be different in 2018. She says not only will regulations change on how you will grow and rules to follow, but the paper work is very intimidating.  She says, "I'm petrified that I'm going to dot some "I" wrong and the IRS is going to come after me."

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

Andrea Brooks owns her own online cannabis marketplace in San Francisco. Brooks, also an advocate and educator, is working with the city on permits. In this web extra clip, she discusses the challenges facing businesses within San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. Each city will set its own regulations and guidelines under the legalization law.
 

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

"They don't call for enough and they go too far." In this web extra clip, legendary medical marijuana advocate Pebbles Trippet gives her thoughts on the new legalization of adult use.  She's fought nearly half her life for legalization and even has a law named after her. The "Trippet Standard" gives people the right to transport medical marijuana. But, Trippet believes Californa is not ready to be regulated.
 

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

A long-time cannabis grower discusses what legalization could do to the tight-knit  community in Mendocino.  "We could lose our community." In this web extra clip, Swami Chaitanya says cannabis' secret society  is now coming out of the shadows.  He says the adult use law will have more people smoking openly and the stigma over cannabis may change.
 

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)

"We can regulate anything we want." In this web extra clip, former drug officer Bob Cooke says marijuana will be hard to difficult for law enforcement.  He believes it is wrong and is not going to be helpful to our country.

(Published Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017)