The Journal Times.com:
"California voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to legalize marijuana
for recreational use — an issue that has sown deep division among
"Down a winding mountain road in a remote redwood
forest lies one of many illegal 'grows' that make up Northern
California's famous Emerald Triangle, a rural region that developed over
decades into a marijuana-producing mecca.
"Some of of the farmers
here yearn for legitimacy that growers of legal crops enjoy. Others fear
Proposition 64 will bring costly regulations and taxes, lower prices
and the risk that corporate interests could put smaller operations out
"'It will end traditional marijuana farming like
this,' said Laura Costa, 56, sitting in the middle of one of four
40-plant gardens, puffing on a glass pipe. 'It will end our way of
"While Costa and other Humboldt County growers are staunchly
opposed to the ballot measure, other farmers in the region support it.
we wait, we will fall behind,' says Swami Chaitanya, 73, a longtime
grower in remote Mendocino County whose ranch is situated in a peaceful
meadow of Hindu statutes and marijuana plants 5 miles down a
tooth-rattling dirt road."
Read more: http://journaltimes.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/photos-traditional-pot-farming-and-why-it-could-soon-disappear/collection_74934124-137f-53cc-96ab-4aa313c7f526.html
Just legalize it. We're missing out on millions of tax dollars.