Humboldt's Pot Economy Braces for Possible Legalization

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In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 64, which seeks to legalize marijuana use for adults age 21 and older. This could mean big changes in Humboldt County, where an estimated quarter of the county's economy is marijuana-related. The illegal industry involves more than a fifth of county residents and funds everything from schools to fire truck. In this hour of Forum, our first in a series of shows dedicated to Prop. 64, we discuss how legalization would change Humboldt's culture and economy.


Hezekiah Allen, executive director, California Growers Association

Scott Greacen, executive director, Friends of the Eel River

Hank Sims, editor, Lost Coast Outpost (Humboldt County news site)

Fred Krissman, research associate, Humboldt State University's anthropology department & Humboldt's Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research

William Honsal, undersheriff, Humboldt County