Stories For Marijuana


The attendant at Garberville’s laundromat describes how even the “straight” businesses of Humboldt county are dependent on the marijuana industry.


Two perspectives on how marijuana took hold in Southern Humboldt.


A young marijuana grower talks branding and the entrepreneurial spirit she sees as necessary for the future of pot in Humboldt.


A local business is “too busy” during harvest season.


Old-time marijuana grower describes the marijuana/charity connection in Humboldt.

thrill is gone

A grower who moved to Southern Humboldt in the 70s on the end of outlaw culture.


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The Humboldt County town of Garberville is a thriving center of California’s marijuana industry. For the past few decades, pot growing has gradually replaced logging and ranching as the economic engine there. Southern Humboldt reporter Kym Kemp and I tour Garberville to share the changing identity of a town underwritten by pot. (aired on The California Report Jan 2011)


On a busy day of work in her outdoor marijuana garden, our young female grower describes the difficulties of cultivating marijuana while staying in touch with a smart phone.