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.”

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.




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

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