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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 […]

Women’s Work: A Story of A Lady and Her Mountain Grow

Women’s Work: A Story of A Lady and Her Mountain Grow

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 […]

Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

by Amanda Bushwacker It’s that time of year again, when migrant farm workers everywhere prepare for the annual marijuana harvest. You may think of us day-laborers as hippies, entitled rich kids who gave up on college sophomore year to slum around the Emerald Triangle trying to earn cash to supply our nag champa and organic […]

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services Is A Necessary Organization But Drug War Causes Abuse of System

Child Protective Services (CPS) is a necessary organization. There are children who need to be protected from families if they are not safe, well fed and properly cared for. Certainly organizations like CPS needs to exist because there are children out there who need a safe place to go if their home environment is not […]

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

“The Original OG”, the “Mecca of Cannabis,” and “The True Garden of Eden” are names that refer to one place I mention in my book— The Emerald Triangle. I was invited to this historic place last year for the Emerald Cup, which turned out to be a life-changing experience for me. Leaving my rugged mountain home with my […]