Judy Muller, reporter for KCET’s SoCal Connected, previews her story on Humboldt County, and how it’s preparing for the passage of Proposition 19, the measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in California.
Humboldt County is known as the “Pot Capital of the World” but not everyone there is in favor of legalization. Many growers are concerned about competition from larger, industrialized growing operations that would drive down prices and flood the market if Prop 19 were to pass.
The residents that are in favor of Prop 19 see a marketing opportunity. They want Humboldt County to be to marijuana what Napa is to wine.