After Colorado legalised growing and consuming marihuana in 2013, legalisation swept over the country. Weed is the fastest growing part of the American economy and it won’t take long till companies like Monsanto and Philip Morris claim their share of the pie. While this has huge benefits on a social level it also means the end of small time farming and an independent culture.
In Humboldt: Green Gold USA journalist Martin van de Velde provided the pictures with words and interviewed members of the Humboldt scene that were born and raised between the plants. This work provides an insight in a subculture on the verge of extinction.