Friday, Van Butsic, Hekia Bodwitch and I all took a trip up to Mendocino to pilot our survey with some generous, sharp, and super helpful cannabis farmers at Emerald Sun and Flow Kana. Thanks to everyone involved! The survey is on barriers to and experiences with compliance with environmental regulations. It tests several hypotheses about why people do and don’t decide to comply with regulations, including negative or positive experiences with regulators, the belief that a person achieves regulatory aims better (e.g. environmental sustainability) than government regulations, and fear that a person might not be able to weather the costs and demands of a regulated market. All of these are especially aggravated in the case of a formerly-prohibited substance.