The High Times Global Harvest report is in. There are reports from many major growing areas including an excellent one from Northern California that is definitely worth a read. It concludes,
To the outside world, Northern California may seem unified in its support for marijuana and marijuana-law reform. However, the region remains just as deeply conflicted as it was back in the early ’70s, when San Francisco hippies brought the plant up north in their attempt to escape urban living. Even as the rest of the country has become more aware of marijuana’s medical utility, many NorCal locals continue to scapegoat “doper hippies” for all sorts of societal ills. The ultimate irony here is that, were it not for the cannabis industry, many of these counties would have been plunged long ago into the direst economic conditions.