But it’s just not the same online. The New Yorker took a deep dive into how legalization has impacted Humboldt County.
- Emily Witt in The New Yorker: “What happens to a group of people whose anti-government ethos was sustained by an illegal plant that is now the most regulated crop in California? Forced into the open, and facing the very real possibility of economic extinction, the farmers of Humboldt are now trying to convince regulators and buyers that these outlaws who had profited off prohibition were not greedy criminals but people who stood for something: stewardship of the land, the biodiversity of a crop, resistance to corporate consolidation, and a spiritual connection to a psychoactive plant.” Now they know what we know. Nice.
- WeedWeek founder Alex Halperin visited Humboldt in late 2017 and had his own take for HuffPost.
- Kym Kemp‘s respected Humboldt blog responded as well.