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Humboldt
Author: Brady Emily

ISBN: 9781922070609
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 24 July 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.8 x 2.0
Description:
In the vein of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture - built on marijuana.

Outside the United States, the words 'Humboldt County' mean little. Inside the United States - the home of the war on drugs - those words might prompt a knowing grin: the name is infamous, and yet the place, and its inhabitants, have been nearly impenetrable. Until now.

Humboldt is a narrative exploration of this insular community in Northern California, which for nearly 40 years has existed primarily on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. It's a place where business is done with thick wads of cash and savings are buried in the backyard. In Humboldt county, marijuana supports everything from fire departments to schools, but it comes with a heavy price. As legalization looms, the community stands at a crossroads and its inhabitants are deeply divided on the issue - some want to claim their rightful heritage as master growers and have their livelihood legitimized, others want to continue reaping the inflated profits of the black market.

Emily Brady spent a ye...

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