Marijuana

Behind the scenes on a pot farm in Mendocino

Mar 4, 2015

Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime – one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. They call the area the Emerald Triangle – made by Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties. In Mendocino specifically, the gradual decline of the lumber industry led to marijuana becoming one of the county’s major commercial crops over the last decade.

The Trimmigrants of Humboldt County

Mar 4, 2015
Brett Myers / Youth Radio

 

Oaksterdam

On a Thursday in October, I arrive just in time for the morning lecture at Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California.  A group of 23 students, mostly guys, with their pens and notebooks out, wait eagerly for their professor Jeff Jones to begin his lecture. Jones has been in the marijuana industry for over 20 years. As he starts to talk about “carbohydrates” and “magnesium sulfite” I feel myself getting completely lost. 

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

California drought: Big storm on the way for Northern California // Contra Costa Times

"After the driest January in recorded history, the Bay Area is back in the rain business.

Daily news roundup for Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Evan Sernoffsky / SF Chronicle

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Firefighters contain 6-alarm wildfire in Pacifica // SF Gate

“An unusual midwinter wildfire chased dozens of Pacifica residents from their homes early Monday before firefighters were able to contain the six-alarm blaze.


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