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Kaitlin Reed (Yurok/Hupa/Oneida) is assistant professor of Native American studies at Humboldt State University and author of ‘Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California,’ which tells the history and present-day impact of the unregulated cannabis production practices that began in the 1960s in northwestern California and spread to Indigenous lands.


In her 2023 book, Settler Cannabis: From Gold Rush to Green Rush in Indigenous Northern California, Kaitlin Reed demonstrates that today’s "green rush" is only the most recent example of settler colonial resource extraction and wealth accumulation. In it, she situates the cannabis industry within this broader legacy and suggests an alternative path forward--one that starts with the return of land to Indigenous stewardship and rejects the commodification and control of nature for profit. 


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