Got Work? Marijuana Manicurists Arriving in Humboldt
The annual migration starts.
In spite of indoor marijuana coming in all year round, September and October–traditional harvest months for outdoor pot plants–bring a flood of people from all over hoping to cash in on manicuring work. The jobs are rumored to pay $250 per pound of finished product with lots of free smoke and organic munchies. A good manicurist working with primo pot can sometimes do 2 pounds per day.
This man and his two female companions sat across from a local grocery store on the main road taking turns holding up the sign. I can’t imagine who hires strangers to come into their home to deal with an illegal crop but I fiound the trio oddly endearing and incredibly optimistic–buoyant even.