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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess When the Grand Dame behind Ladybud gave me the assignment to cover the largest marijuana gathering in the world, Seattle’s Hempfest; she only had one rule, “Don’t interview anyone famous! I want to hear from the common person, the regular Jane, no more celebrities! I care what the people think! Not someone […]