The spring of 2011 was the fourth year I would work in the marijuana industry of Humboldt County. The first and second year I was a trimmer, the third year a grower, and in my fourth year I would do countless other jobs. Many of the jobs I did are said to not be traditionally […]
About Penelope Burns
Penelopie is a California Native who currently lives in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California. Penelopie has a long history of working in the underground Marijuana economy. Since the age of 13 she has felt whole-heartedly that marijuana should not be sending people to prison, nor should it be something that is not accessible to all of those who need it. Penelopie currently is working on creating systematic community change within the County of Humboldt. Penelopie holds a Masters degree from the California State University at Humboldt focusing on social change and community organizing. She has spent many years dealing with the repercussions of the drug war and its affects on her and those around her. During the last ten years, Penelopie has entrenched herself in the life and culture of the Emerald Triangle. During this time she has run into many interesting situations and events, and has chosen to analyze them against the current body of knowledge surrounding gender and the Marijuana economy.