Outlaw weed comes into the light https://t.co/diStMhd8Do https://t.co/meWwFlG5c5— Ganja Report (@TheGanjaReport) March 16, 2018
...Humboldt County, traditionally shorthand for outlaw culture and the great dope it produces, is facing a harsh reckoning. Every trait that made this strip along California’s wild northwest coast the best place in the world to grow pot is now working against its future as a producer in the state’s $7 billion-a-year marijuana market.
A massive industry never before regulated is being tamed by laws and taxation, characteristically extensive in this state. Nowhere is this process upending a culture and economy more than here in Humboldt, where tens of thousands of people who have been breaking the law for years are being asked to hire accountants, tax lawyers and declare themselves to a government they have famously distrusted....
Humboldt County marijuana growers aren't so thrilled with "legalization" that means costly regulation https://t.co/gjuKshTvWc via @CatoInstitute— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) March 19, 2018
...Wilson estimates that “Fewer than 1 in 10 of the county’s estimated 12,500 marijuana farmers are likely to make it in the legal trade….Less than 1 percent of the estimated 69,000 growers statewide have received a permit to farm marijuana since the beginning of the year.”
As many experts on drug prohibition predicted, prices are dropping in the legalized market. But for Humboldt and neighboring counties, the price drop is happening...
Against a Weed Industry https://t.co/y00xsG3fBm pic.twitter.com/ajfInGKmdM— National Review (@NRO) March 19, 2018