Cannabusiness: Mexican ‘Tourists’ Earning Big Money in the Emerald Counties
A news site in Mexico City reported yesterday on a “new migration trend.” According to Excelsior, young professionals and students in Mexico come to the Emerald Triangle on tourist visas in order to make money as marijuana trimmers. According to David, a young anthropologist quoted in the article, it is possible to make over $8000 per month.
Google’s translation of the article states, “At 26, David, an anthropologist by profession originally from Mexico City, is dedicated to travel the world. To raise money to continue [his] journey at this time in South America, last year he worked six weeks in marijuana farms in Northern California…”
The article says that “The migration towards the Emerald Triangle-made up of the counties of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity- is unprecedented… .”
Working on a tourist visa is illegal and, of course, much of the marijuana market is still black market but David says that a “
trimmeando trimmeador.” that speaks good English can earn enough money to travel in other countries.
“People come from all over the world, and many parts of the United States, to work on the same, because it is quick and easy money…[You] do not have to be a genius to trimmear,” says David.