The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
The California Tribe Fighting for Federal Recognition
We talk about the Nisenan Native American tribe on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now' podcast.
Wildfires are threatening California's marijuana “Emerald Triangle”
Why Weed Pairings Are the New Wine Pairings
“Why not pair cannabis with your food if it builds appetite and increases flavor? It’s time to make weed pairings as normal as wine pairings and bridge these two awesome worlds together.”
The Weed Industry Responds to Accusations of Rampant Sexual Assault
A detailed report published by Reveal investigates the issue of rape and sexual assault for women working on California's cannabis farms. We reached out to leaders in the marijuana industry to understand the scope of the problem.
crime & drugs
Feds Snatch Massive Weed Haul at Sites Allegedly Linked to Big Tobacco
Confidential informants told the feds that two weed farms in California have ties to the CEO of a large Canadian tobacco firm, according to a federal warrant made public this week.
Weed Growers Are Desperate for Water Amid California's Drought
Law enforcement officials found a giant water storage bladder, dams, and man-made ponds during raids of pot farms in California's Emerald Triangle.
Your Marijuana Habit Is Still Sucking California Dry
It was the week of public almond-shaming, but here’s the thing: the state’s insatiable weed habit could be far more wasteful than its nut-crunching proclivities.
crime & drugs
Growers in California’s Emerald Triangle Are Changing Their Minds About Legal Weed
In a shift that reverses years of either opposing or ignoring attempts at reform, pot farmers in Northern California have started mobilizing to make their crop legal in 2016.
Native American Tribe in California Announces Plan to Grow Medical Marijuana
A tribe from the renowned marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle plans to build a 2.5-acre indoor grow-op with the help of corporate partners.
Water Kleptos Are the Bleakest Part of California’s Drought
As record-breaking drought conditions persist in California, state officials are dealing with an unusual consequence of the lack of rainfall: water theft.
Why California's Best Weed Is Being Smuggled to Colorado and Washington
The grass is always greener somewhere else.
Growing Greener Grass
As marijuana cultivation outgrows its black market roots, the industry, consumers, scientists, regulators, and environmentalists have begun working together toward a more sustainable future.