The United States is on a fast-track to a new era in marijuana law. The prospect of a federal pathway to legalization opens a Pandora’s Box of issues for states like California. This article:
  • Uses Humboldt County, CA in the Emerald Triangle as an example of law and practices across the United States
  • Examines how the region might be impacted by state legalization.
  • Identifies some of the costs that have come with leaving the county outside the legal fold.
  • Explores some of the obstacles to bringing the county into the legal economy.
  • Examines some of the benefits of bringing producers into the legal economy, including improved working conditions for the scores of individuals employed in the industry.
  • Explores how Humboldt County might fare in the new world of legal pot.

Legalizing Marijuana: A View from Among the Weeds

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