Considering British Columbia just went through it’s own bout with forest fires, we’re really feeling for Californians right now.
The state is currently dealing with one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent years, where fire has burned more than 191,000 acres of land.
A look at California’s statewide fire map reveals a grim picture: While fires are presently burning across the state, northern California has been hit the hardest, with nearly two dozen fires burning near the counties of Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa.
The fires edge on an area that cannabis growers call ‘The Emerald Triangle’. It’s the largest cannabis-producing region in the United States.
The fires struck at a particularly bad time as farmers were preparing to harvest their crops.
Entire farms have already been destroyed, and many farmers fear that they will go out of business because federal laws that prohibit cannabis make it impossible for farmers to insure their crops.
The state’s recent move to legalize adult-use marijuana saw many of these farmers spending millions on preparing their farms for state regulation.
It’s not expected that the fires will affect the supply of cannabis in the state, but farmers whose crops were spared are still concerned about the effects of smoke on their plants.
There are between 10,000 and 15,000 cannabis farms in California.
According to CNN, this season’s fires have already caused 26 deaths.
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It’s times like these when our cannabis community really come together. Let’s all take some time to really appreciate what we have today as we keep the people affected by these horrible fires, in our thoughts. Plants can be replanted, buildings can be rebuilt. I hope everyone is ok out there, please reach out if you are in Northern California and need help. If we can’t, we certainly will try our best to link you up with someone in your area that can. The state of California is on fire, let’s make sure to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need. #cannabiscommunity #californiacannabis #sonomacountycannabis #mendocinocannabis #lakecountycannabis #cannabisfamily #cannabiscultivators #cannabisoperators #californiawildfires #norcalcannabis #prayersSentUP
We share a farm with Bee Well Farms. Austin and I returned after the fires passed to find all the animals safe. These two were in shock when we found them but are up and at it now. Just trying to keep them from eating the cannabis@now that their fences are gone.