Recent reporting highlighted the issues some women face when they take jobs as "trimmigrants" in the marijuana business along the North Coast: sexual harassment and sexual abuse, for starters.
There are organizations in place to empower women and help them stay safer in a largely unregulated industry.
Redwood Women's Foundation offers a number of programs and workshops to enhance women's power in society. Founder and director Michelle Hood--also an HSU sociologist--visits to talk about current issues and goals.
Brandie Wilson from the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction also joins in, along with reporter Shoshana Walter.