Proving its never too late to jump on a live story, Virginia-based Politico took a cue from The New Yorker and this week published a dispatch from the economic catastrophe bestowed upon Emerald Triangle growers by legalization. This time, the problematic rollout of legal weed got framed by the solemn loss of many all-star farmers.
The woes of Humboldt County approaching iconic status. A prime time special with Anderson Cooper cannot be far off.
- The piece profiles a school board member. At his peak the grower pulled in $100,000 a year, to go with his home and retirement account. After legalization, he’s down to his last $500.
- “I wish I could go back in time,” says Thomas Mulder. “Maybe not pass Prop 64.” A lot of people do say that.