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I’m Cannabess

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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Today marks the first 4/20 I’ve felt confident about my cannabis career. I’ve always been an advocate for the industry, but it wasn’t until recently I realized my true potential. For those of you just joining my #cannabess adventures, let me recap how things came to be.

During summer ’06 I lived a UW frat where I met Bri and Liz. As “non-sorority girls” we broke the rules. We stuffed towels in the door jams to smoke weed in the house. Rules are meant to be broken, right? If you told me ten years later we’d grow legal weed together, I wouldn’t believe you.

Fast forward to 2011. I’ve returned from China, the economy is shit and I’m in Seattle for holidays. Bri now grows medical marijuana and I am lucky enough to photograph her garden. My dad still doesn’t know I smoke and my mom thinks these photos came from High Times. Apparently (because I don’t remember this) I even told my best friend Brittanie, “I wish I could just photograph weed all day.” TALK ABOUT MANIFESTATION.

Jump ahead a few more years. It’s March 2015. I’m going through a career transition and looking for work in LA, DC and NYC. On a whim I text Bri about working in weed. A few days later I receive a job offer. The first person I call is my anti-drug Dad, who strongly encourages me to take the position. I accept. Adios LA, I’m coming back to my roots.

By April I’d moved to Seattle and started at Western Cultured. I spent five months in the garden learning to clone, transplant, scrog, harvest, trim and package. Eventually I transitioned to sales and marketing, then solely focused on marketing.

Two months ago I received a full-time Content Mannager offer from Grassworks Media. I happily accepted, and brought Western Cultured on as a client.

Oh, so how did Cannabess come to fruition? I’d pondered the idea of a cannabis-only webite (hello, SEO) but couldn’t think of a name. I went on a Tinder date who asked if people call me Cannabess. Mind blown. They didn’t, but they’re about to.

Today I photograph top 502 producers and retailers including NWCS, Dawg Star, BelMar and Greenside Recreational. I love our clients, appreciate my co-workers and have the best time creating content.

I can’t wait to see what recreational cannabis has in store. I strive to create quality content which breaks the stoner stereotype and serve as a positive face for 502.

While my political activism is on the back burner, my passion for it still burns like a fat bowl. Who knows, maybe one day the marijuana industry will fund my campaign?

If you haven’t already, follow the adventures of Cannabess on Instagram at @imcannabess. Website is coming soon, so stay tuned.

Happy 420 readers. Thank you family and friends for your support as I grow in this budding industry. Have a great day and #LightUpTheMoment!

♥ BB

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