Friday, August 15, 2008

Humboldt County: Welcome to the Lost Coast

humboldtThis is a movie about the land where I live and grew up.

The North Coast Journal, a local alternative periodical is running an article this week about the movie.

What's it about? Humboldt's culture of marijuana horticulture. Everybody here knows someone that makes a living profiting from growing dope. Everybody. The economy here would be worse than it already is if cash from this alternate economy wasn't pumped into it.

I doubt that this is the beginning of pot becoming mainstream in culture the way it was in the days of Cheech and Chong. Most people have grown-up above and imagebeyond those days of folly.

Or maybe I'm in denial.

No doubt, this is one more addition to a growing genre. Interest in a Northern California return to nature ebbs and flows. I wonder what will happen when this movie hits theaters. My hope is that it enjoy the kind of attention that cause movies to bypass theaters and go straight to DVD.

1 comment:

MWest said...

FYI - the top ten marijuana producing states are California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii,
Washington, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama., West Virginia, and Oregon. Five states
(California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii and Washington) had marijuana crops worth over $1
billion.)