The risks of being a ‘trimmigrant’ in California

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Most of the country’s marijuana is grown in the Northern California’s Emerald Triangle: Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. Every fall, thousands of young migrant workers go there to trim marijuana plants. They’re called “trimmigrants.” They come for an adventure, but the work is difficult, isolated, and sometimes dangerous.