The History of Illegal Cannabis in California May Be Lost in the Post-Prohibition Era

Dec 27, 2017

Cannabis on display at the Emerald Cup, 2017
Credit Stacey Dennick

Recently, we shared some news and impressions from this year’s Emerald Cup – the yearly meeting of cannabis business professionals and enthusiasts. As you may know, the era of cannabis prohibition is ending in California on January 1. No, you probably won’t be able to walk into your local pot store on New Year's Day – the rules and regulations are still emerging. But it may be time to make sure that the history of the underground marijuana industry isn’t lost to the ages.

Reporter Sarah Reith hung out with some budding historians at the Emerald Cup, and has this report.