.@dannoyes and the I-Team go inside a tough topic involving female pot farm workers and sexual assault. Watch at 11: https://t.co/7DjqAA2gsR— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) April 29, 2017
...female trimmers can face problems - especially working on illegal grows - when the mundane work can turn sexual. These Humboldt County residents talked with the I-Team, but didn't want to show their faces.
"It's like, you know, 'I'll give you an extra 20 bucks a pound or, whatever, if you trim topless,'" said one trimmer.
Trimmers, rape crisis counselors, and law enforcement say they have seen an increase in recent years of trimmers sexually assaulted by growers and pot farm workers.
"There are stories every single year," another trimmer added. "Like really, really terrible kidnapping stories of people being held against her will, girls coming out of the hills totally dazed and confused and really, they're lost."...
Codes of conduct for itinerant #cannabis workers? #trimmigrantshttps://t.co/JwaBMdm6GY— Linda Stansberry (@LCStansberry) April 28, 2017
@theferocity Great to meet you tonight! This is the piece on “trimmigrants” I mentioned https://t.co/GkDUHiCgPv— Ariel Schwartz (@arielhs) April 26, 2017
Meet the trimmigrants - the migrant workers who flock to California to prune marijuana and make a fortune doing it. https://t.co/4DoIeu1v0z pic.twitter.com/SvOpX9kPIX— ABC News (@ABC) April 20, 2017