Category Archives: People

Sensi Vapes Founder Tara Jane Forrest On Sustainability and Diversity

2017 was a tough year for Tara Jane Forrest. She’d suffered a terrible accident that literally broke her back, resulting in a complete separation of the L4, L5 and S1 vertebrae in her lower back that also caused her to lose all feeling in her left leg. The only option on the table was major […]

What’s in Your Stash? Beverly Soucy, Owner of Western Mountain Moss & Apothecary

In 2012, at the age of 52, Beverly Soucy had scheduled her first mammogram ever, then presented with a persistent pneumonia, having to cancel and reschedule the procedure twice. “My instincts told me something was wrong, but I was thinking I was in for a heart attack or something – I never dreamed it would […]

High Folks: Zoey Bullock Is Using Cannabis To Rewrite The Music of Her Life

“I was melting through the floor as I gasped for what felt like my last breath,” reads an excerpt from Zoey Bullock’s journal that she shared in an email. Over the phone, she agreed to share some of her journal entries with me. She says she usually doesn’t talk about what happened and up until […]

From Opioids to Organic Farming: Danny Murr-Sloat, Co-Founder of AlpinStash

In 2003, when Colorado craft cannabis farmer Danny Sloat was 21 years old, he woke up with terrible stomach pains that landed him in the hospital for four days and no diagnosis. “They gave me Vicodin,” he shared. “That was in September, and by June of the next year I was needing time-released patches at […]

The Sweet Taste of Healing: Jelly Belly’s David Klein Finds His Calling in Cannabis

David Klein’s claim to fame is his invention of one of the world’s most beloved candy, the Jelly Belly; but his sweet disposition is his trademark and his sincere desire to help others, his legacy. No longer connected to the historic bean he created in 1976, this past year he launched his own line of […]

High Folks: Beautiful Existence Spreads Mother Ganja’s Healing Love

Editor’s Note: Welcome to one of our newest bi-weekly columns, High Folks: the cannabis-infused version of Humans of New York, in which we take an intimate look at people’s relationships with our most beloved plant. The connection between humans and cannabis is primal, dynamic, and profound. But it’s something that’s increasingly overlooked in the new age of weed. So […]

Enlightened and Bejeweled: The High-End Jewelry Designed by Carole Shashona

You can find the high-end cannabis-inspired jewelry by Carole Shashona at Barney’s of New York. The retail location brings cannabis culture out in the open in a big way. The designer came into her own in the world of fashion, raised in the presence of fashion and art icons such as Valentino and Andy Warhol […]

High Folks: La Kia Gooch is Fighting to Stand Out

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our newest bi-weekly column, High Folks: the cannabis-infused version of Humans of New York, in which we take an intimate look at people’s relationships with our most beloved plant. The connection between humans and cannabis is primal, dynamic, and profound. But it’s something that’s increasingly overlooked in the new age of weed. So […]

4 Minutes and 20 Seconds with Sherbinski, Iconic Strain Cultivator

If you got the chance to meet a local legend in your community, wouldn’t you? We finally got the chance to sit down and speak with a very popular man in the cannabis community: Sherbinski of the “Cookie Fam.” This man is a GOD in the Bay Area of California, so meeting him was a […]

Video: Radical Acts—The Art of Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin was from a quick-witted family where you had to be on stage to get a word in at the dinner table. His father was a cop, who, through a period of massive civil discontent, rose up among the ranks of police administration in Los Angeles. He was not happy when son Richard Anthony […]