Populated by a mix of hippies and rednecks, Humboldt County, California, is one of America’s most unique farming communities, with around 30,000 people (more than a fifth of Humboldt’s population) involved in growing marijuana. One popular definition of “Humboldt” on Urban Dictionary describes it as a “weed haven in Northern California… [with] some of the best buds in the world.” What North Carolina is to tobacco, Humboldt is to wacky tobacky—and residents would like to keep their most famous product away from legal markets

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