Peter Hecht
Peter Hecht, former political writer and Los Angeles bureau chief for the Sacramento Bee, has been reporting on cannabis since 2009. His coverage has been honored for explanatory reporting in the "Best of the West" journalism awards and earned an Excellence in Journalism prize from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Hecht is the author of the book “Weed Land: Inside America’s Marijuana Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit.”
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California’s Calaveras County On Verge of Banning Cannabis Farms

The county is in an uproar over a proposal to boot cannabis growers--after welcoming them just last year.

In California, Feinstein Challenger De León Seen as a Cannabis Progressive

He's not a leader on the issue, but his voting record is in line with California voters when it comes to legalization.

Devastating Photos Show Wildfire’s Toll on a California Cannabis Farm

Incredible photos show the aftermath of the wildfire that tore through a SPARC farm in Northern California.

California’s Cannabis Priestess Arrested on Felony Charge

Heidi Grossman-Lepp wanted to protect cannabis growers under the legal shield of religious freedom. Then a shooting drew the attention of the police.

The Dianne Feinstein Mystery: Why Is She California’s Last Prohibitionist?

She announced her re-election bid this morning. But will her drug warrior ways hurt her chances for another term?