Brandie Wilson

Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Hero, Dies at 59

Dan Bigg, Harm Reduction Hero, Dies at 59

Far too many people are ready and willing to ignore the struggles of people with addiction issues. Our culture has spent decades educating people to think of those who struggle in this way as criminals or less worthy. That has led to a major gap between the care and services available to addicts and those […]

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 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

The Underground, Part 3: Conclusions from Non-Scholarly Literature & the Gender Gap in Cannabis Culture

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,  and the second installment can be viewed here. Framing men as […]

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 […]