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About Brandie Wilson

Brandie received her masters in Sociology from Humboldt State in 2009. Her focus has been in community organizing and equality. Brandie currently lives in Humboldt County and serves on the board of the EMMA center, a holistic healing center for women who have been affected by trauma. Brandie also is the co-founder of Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (HACHR), an organization focused on bringing services and harm reduction to the Humboldt Community. For the past eight years she has deeply entrenched herself in the discussion of gender and the underground world of the marijuana industry of Humboldt County. Brandie has also been directly affected by the inhumane war on people numerous times. The desire to create a safer world for us all is the driving force behind everything she does.

Posts by Brandie Wilson:

The Underground – Parts 5-8: Mobility and Infiltration of Women in the Cannabis Economy

The Underground – Parts 5-8: Mobility and Infiltration of Women in the Cannabis Economy

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here, the third part can […]

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

The Underground, Part 4: A Review of Scholarly Literature About Women and Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here and the third part […]

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

The Underground Part 2: A Review of Non-Scholarly Literature about Women in Weed

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first installment in the series can be read here. The majority of publicized information, discussion, and research regarding marijuana is […]

The Underground Part 1: A Sociological Exploration of Women in Marijuana

The Underground Part 1: A Sociological Exploration of Women in Marijuana

As graduate school was coming to an end and life was changing, I needed to find a career path after academia. So I naturally turned to the underground Marijuana economy of Humboldt County. Trimming weed to pay the bills seemed like a natural progress for a soon to be Masters in Sociology. I had worked […]

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Prohibition is Scaring and Scarring the Shit Out of Me!

Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide, theft/home invasion and law enforcement dehumanizing a deceased person. The violence due to the prohibition of marijuana has seriously affected my life. In its entirety I have encountered domestic violence, imprisonment due to drugs, imprisonment due to my belief system, gun violence, robbery, dismissal, rejection, unemployment, and now avoidable […]