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Humboldt - Life on America's Marijuana Frontier

Emily Brady

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Description:

In the vein of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture--one that marijuana built. Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier Say the words "Humboldt County" to a stranger and you might receive a knowing grin. The name is infamous, and yet the place, and its inhabitants, have been nearly impenetrable. Until now. Humboldt is a narrative exploration of an insular community in Northern California, which for nearly 40 years has existed primarily on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. It's a place where business is done with thick wads of cash and savings are buried in the backyard. In Humboldt County, marijuana supports everything from fire departments to schools, but it comes with a heavy price. As legalization looms, the community stands at a crossroads and its inhabitants are deeply divided on the issue--some want to claim their rightful heritage as master growers and have their livelihood legitimized, others want to continue reaping the inflated profits of the black market. Emily Brady spent a year living with the highly secretive residents of Humboldt County, and her cast of eccentric, intimately drawn characters take us into a fascinating, alternate universe. It's the story of a small town that became dependent on a forbidden plant, and of how everything is changing as marijuana goes mainstream.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren, Sonny Warner, Erin Bennett, Will Collyer

Length:

7h 29m


Chapters

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01:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:38