High Times gives a....high five.......to Stock Pot Images!

A very supportive article from Mike Di Paola of High Times about Stock Pot and our missions statement. 

From High Times: Some of the best ideas happen in the shower. That’s where L.A. photography guru Ophelia Chong came up with Stock Pot Images, a catalog of marijuana imagery that goes beyond the typical weed pics and brings in a decidedly human element.   

“What I want to do is present the real face of cannabis,” says Chong. “Right now all you have is the stereotypical stoner or the glow-in-the-dark pot leaf. We are going to be ‘anti-stock’ and real.”

Welcome Alaska and DC

As we welcome Alaska and DC, legalization slowly gains ground across the US. This map from Governing shows the states status for legal Marijuana.

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DC goes Green: "Home grow; home use."

Hello Washington! Despite opposition from Congress, the District of Columbia will let residents smoke pot in their homes, but not on the street. So keep it indoors or on your patio, remember your home is your castle and off limits to the law. The law is a bit confusing, so the Mayor's office created this easy to understand infographic.

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WASHINGTON GOES GREEN!

WASHINGTON GOES GREEN!


Sweet Highs by Tiphanie Brooke

Wow. Tiphanie Brooke is a design student at the Art Center College of Design and we are super stoked about her student project "Sweet Highs". We love everything about this, the color palette, the graphic design and the thought and research that went into this project. You can see more here at her site

Kosher Cannabis

"The Orthodox Union that offers kosher certification is in early discussions with parties interested in offering kosher medical marijuana products

Since marijuana is a plant, it would appear that the certification would not be necessary. But in New York State, where medical marijuana will go on sale next year, cannabis could be distributed in other forms like edible substances and capsules, which would need a kosher seal. Many Orthodox rabbis are still strongly against its use." Time Magazine

Time to be a Hero

When the day is too long and you are feeling down, know that you can be a Hero to someone.

 

The Cannabis Club of Beverly Hills

I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryl Shuman, the founder of the Cannabis Club of Beverly Hills. Cherly was profiled by the NYTimes Magazine 

Ophelia Chong, Cheryl Shuman and Heather Russell at the first Women Grow event in WeHo.

Ophelia Chong, Cheryl Shuman and Heather Russell at the first Women Grow event in WeHo.

I first met Cheryl at the first Women Grow event for women entrepreneurs at the Rainbow Room, she is a whirlwind, she has the most welcoming spirit and hugs. There were women from as far away as San Luis Obispo, they all came to share stories, to network and to inaugurate the first meeting of women Cannabis entrepreneurs. I look forward to the next meeting (first Thursday of each month) and I am now a member of both Women Grow and the Cannabis Club of Beverly Hills!

The 1-2-3- move: Cheryl shakes your hand, introduces herself and then digs into her giant bag and whips out an apothecary jar and places it in your hands. 

The 1-2-3- move: Cheryl shakes your hand, introduces herself and then digs into her giant bag and whips out an apothecary jar and places it in your hands. 

The Family Acid

The Steffen kids Kate and Devon Steffens thought of their father not as a photographer, but simply as someone who always had a camera in one hand. (And, likely, a joint in the other.) But when Roger Steffens hired Devon to spend a year scanning some 40,000 slides he’d shot over the last 40-plus years. From Viet Nam to Berkley to Morocco, a visual history of the counterculture captured on 35 mm slides. 

Cruise through Roger Steffen's 35 mm slides at @TheFamilyAcid on instagram

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Canada, Cannabis and Clarity on Advertising

Last November 2014 Health Canada ordered Canada's medical marijuana companies to tone down their advertising, stating that it was "making it look too good".

They set strict limits on how they can market their products online and in social media. Is this like advertising an Oreo Cookie by just showing a hand drawn image and hoping that it will sell to the consumer?

Images sell the product, if it didn't car companies would spend billions on advertising, on the perfect shot of a car turning a sharp corner or driving down a straightaway. The consumer wants to see the product, they want to compare one strain from another, to compare quality from one producer to another's. 

Great images sell great products. 

For more information on Canada Health and the clamping down on imagery and language to here 

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Why Women Should Be Part of the Cannabis Industry

Women Grow Cultivating Cannabis Enterpreneurs.

Stock Pot Images, LLC is a company owned and run by women. We believe in the growth potential of the cannabis industry and we want to help women photographers enter the business. We offer a way for photographers unable to dispense or grow, but want to be part of the new cannabis economy. 

Check out WomenGrow here and get involved. Connect. Educate. Empower.

Enter the Queen

We will be meeting the Queen of Cannabis this Feb. 5th at the Women Grow event in Los Angeles. Cheryl Shuman starts the day with a power smoothie of cannabis, wheat grass and green vegetables, and from there she puffs on a vaporizer throughout the day. 

To join her Beverly Hills Cannabis Club for free go here and use the invitation code "Cheryl Shuman"

To read more about Cheryl go here to the New York Times Magazine interview.