Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier

HUMBOLDT is the true story of an insular community in Northern California that existed for 40 years on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. In Humboldt County, marijuana supported everything from fire departments to schools, but it came with a heavy price.

As legalization loomed, the community stood at a crossroads and its inhabitants were deeply divided on the issue -- some wanted to claim their rightful heritage as master growers and have their livelihood legitimized, others wanted to continue reaping the inflated profits of the black market.

HUMBOLDT is the story of a small town that became dependent on a forbidden plant, and of how everything changed as marijuana went mainstream.

The book was published by Grand Central Publishing in 2013, and optioned by Sony Pictures. John Malkovich is attached to star in the TV adaptation.