The New American Gold-Rush: Death of the Family Farm in the US Weed Industry

The New American Gold-Rush: Death of the Family Farm in the US Weed Industry By Josef Davies As September falls across California, seasonal travelers wait by the side of the road with cardboard signs, all heading towards the north. Many have flown over from Europe or South America to pursue ‘trimming’ work — the practice of preparing marijuana to be sold on the market. This year more than ever, a wave of people have come to follow the promise of high-profit work in the ‘Emerald Triangle’ counties of Humboldt, Mendocino…

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