Also interesting, from a newspaper where I have gotten some sense of the culture before:
It's, to me, been an interesting newspaper over the years, and certainly not all about this stuff. But this article is apropo:
Growing the Machine
The local marijuana industry has united. Now comes the hard part.
BY THADEUS GREENSON
I lived in Eureka for six some years, and I'm not very knowledgeable since I was interested in other matters. I'm not against, more pro, re legalizing, with some qualms re other stuff.
Seems a little late now re dealing with the matter of prohibition, which we have been through before, and should have learned from. There has long been a live underground growth industry, causing other industry.
I read an article about a guy who lived a few blocks from me when I lived in Venice, some kind of kingpin of the whole state or beyond. That might have been in the New Yorker, let's say three years ago.
Hard to bring all this to the same as selling nuts in the grocery store, but there are similarities, except for the giant complications of prohibition.