Small Humboldt Growers Vs Big Money Sonoma Businesses
The above quote comes from a Humboldt grower, Jessica Rockenbach, who along with her partner represents the small growers of the Emerald Triangle in a lushly photographed story Sonoma Magazine published about how legalization is changing the economic landscape of the North Coast with an emphasis on how Sonoma is likely to win and Humboldt lose.
When the Emerald Cup, the triangle’s iconic cannabis event, moved to the Sonoma County fairgrounds from a former rural property in northern Mendocino, growers worried it was a herald of the turning tide of history–jobs and money flowing south from the remote counties to the more populated cities. This article hammers home the reasons why that could happen.
A depressing but good read for the Emerald Counties and the last section touches on the legal landscape following Proposition 64. Check it out here.