Vice Magazine Examines the ‘War in Weed Country’
Vice magazine covers popular culture with an emphasis on the intersection of drugs and society. A lead story in this month’s issue delves into Operation Yurok–something the story’s author calls a “paradoxical battleground.” She writes,
…as many states across the country move to legalize marijuana, authorities in Humboldt County, a place renowned since the 60s for pot, are helping to eradicate it. The tribe’s water supply, I had been told, depended on this.
The author manages to get growers in Yurok territory to talk openly about what they do. Several incriminate themselves. (It will be interesting to see if Vice manages to get growers to speak openly to them after this piece.)
The photographer for this piece posted last week about Humboldt County resident, Timothy Littlefield, saying his neighbors called him the “fucking Godfather of weed.”
His neighbors describe him as the "fucking Godfather of weed." Timothy Littlefield is one of the most… https://t.co/8ble2WTRC1
— Terray Sylvester (@TerraySv) October 29, 2015
Read the indepth piece here.
Earlier Chapters in Operation Yurok:
- [UPDATE: ASA Urging Citizen Observation, Meeting Being Held at 10 A.M.] Large Law Enforcement Presence in Weitchpe
- Raids Still Being Conducted in Weitchpec Area
- Americans for Safe Access Monitors Raids in Weitchpec and Offers Suggestions to Farmers
- Weitchpec Raids Continue, One Arrested, Hash Lab Found Yesterday
- Being Raided: One Grower’s Perspective
- Operation Yurok Concluded