THC actually picked up and read some print media the other day. The rag of choice was the Mad River Union, and we thought the article linked below, written by Paul Mann, was an interesting read. If a thoroughly depressing one, unfortunately.
To give you a gist of the piece, here’s some highlights:
“The drug trade distorts business and the economy, overburdens hospitals and mental health services, drags down family life and single parents, depresses child welfare, jeopardizes food security, threatens residential neighborhoods with indoor grows, consumes massive amounts of energy and inflicts severe damage on the natural environment.”
“Officials and academic specialists warn that the fusion of Humboldt’s epidemic drug trafficking with its sprawling marijuana industrial complex (8,400 grows or more) has created a society immured in a way of life that is illegal, invasive and pernicious in equal parts.”
Yikes. Anyway, hope you enjoy the full story!