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How do we know that the Emerald Triangle is the largest producer of marijuana in the United States?[edit]

Yes, it wouldn't surprise me if it was, but — given that production is not looked kindly upon by the national government, I'm assuming that it would be much more difficult to keep records and statististics on the tonnage of marijuana plants grown [yearly? or historically?], or the sum of marijuana sale revenues than it would be for, say, potatoes or grapes or corn... I would love to see some attribution for this, otherwise it may have to be yanked from the article. Mang 23:56, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

No references have been provided since February 2007, so this section was removed. Alibond 21:21, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, here are a few links to the Times-Standard newspaper that put some numbers out there: Largest pot bust in Humboldt County history is 134,082 plants. Just happened a few weeks ago. It doesn't put any perspective on that number, but I leave it to the reader to find a number higher in a non-triangle newspaper. Taxing pot sales in California would add $1 Billion to State's coffers. This story mentions that the "industry" is making from $10 to $50 billion in California. It doesn't mention how much of this is in the triangle, but I would say more than half of it is. It does mention that the percent of plants "busted" in Humboldt County is less than, say, Lake County, but that's only from CAMP's point of view, and that money shifts around the state every year, so it's got a built in annual bias. I don't have any published data on this, but if you ask some of the vendors at the Indoor Garden Expo they will tell you that an unbelievable percentage of indoor gardening supply sales go to the triangle. Seer 01:50, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Also, there is the following quote: “California has always led the way. There’s no doubt about it — with genetics, growing techniques, all of it,” says Jason King, author of a multi-volume survey of marijuana strains he calls The Cannabible. “Since the late ’70s and until now, most of the high quality herb consumed in America is grown in California, mostly in Mendo and Humboldt.” from [1]. Is that authoritative enough, someone who wrote a published book about it? Seer 12:16 20 Aug (PSD) —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 19:15, August 20, 2007 (UTC).
Just watched "Marijuana Inc: Inside America" on CNBC, February 23, 2009. It was indicated that 2/3 of all business in Mendocino County is marijuana.71.202.55.102 (talk) 06:15, 24 February 2009 (UTC)RLB

Emerald Triangle counties did NOT try to form State of Jefferson.[edit]

The three California counties that attempted to join The State of Jefferson were Modoc, Siskiyou, and Del Norte Counties because they were adjacent to Oregon.

Georgejdorner (talk) 02:06, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Emerald Triangle refers to the best cannabis not the largest area.[edit]

The Emerald Triangle refers to a region in Northern California so named because it is the best cannabis growing region in the World. A Humboldt State University student wrote a paper, sometime in the late 1960's to mid 1970's, indicating that Mendocino County, Humboldt County, and Trinity County have the best Terroir for cannabis production in the world.

This is the urban myth I grew up with which I first heard around 1980 in Mendocino County. I can find no references to this or I would have edited the article. Emerald Triangle has referred to the best cannabis for around 40 years not the largest area of production.

V Grower (talk) 02:30, 18 August 2014 (UTC)