Ashleigh Castro

Ashleigh Castro is a New York seed grown in the California sunshine. A photographer by nature, she developed while capturing peace rallies in San Francisco and snapping shots of musicians. She started at DOPE taking photos for DOPE Magazine as it launched in Northern California in 2015. Aesthetically, her favorite medium to shoot in is film such as 35mm and medium format. Since she studied journalism, she put her DOPEn to the paper and started writing stories about healing family through cannabis, sustainably sourced edibles and consciously created local products. Having developed obscure food allergies caused by histamine intolerance, she applies cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain, inflammation and the anxieties surrounding food intolerance. Now managing the NorCal office as well as the area’s content, you can find her on the scene with the DOPE squad or roller skating in the Bay Area’s scenic spots. Her greatest joy working at DOPE is being able to help found a Dream Team of talent and style.

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Extreme Cream on Top

Extreme Cream by The Betty Project Top off your bowl with heavy-hitting Extreme Cream and find sweet relief with this…
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Digesting A Candy Sandwich

“Hello and welcome to ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La,” whisper mustache clad dynamic duo Sayuri Kimbell and…
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CannaCruz: A Family of Shops

CannaCruz – Salinas, CA CannaCruz is a family-owned business founded by brothers Grant and Brad Palmer. They grew up in…
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Eve Farms: Research at the Heart

Eve Farms – San Francisco, CA Eve Farms established its roots in San Francisco after transnational expansion from Australia in…
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Josh D Farms: The Real OG Kush Story

Josh D Farms – Santa Barbara, CA Josh Del Rosso founded Josh D Farms after he started growing OG Kush…
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Creamy Bacio Gelato

Bacio Gelato by Friendly Farms x Sherbinskis I vaporized Bacio Gelato Liquid Live™, an indica dominant strain that remixes Thin…
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Cheers to Camino Gummies

Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies by Kiva Confections Camino Gummies transport consumers to the various landscapes throughout California suggested by the…
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WOW: The Mega Mood Lifter

WOW by SF Roots “Wow,” my roommate and I exclaimed when we tried a bong bowl of the delicious and…
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Sava: Support, Education and Artisanal Cannabis

Sava: Online Marketplace I met Sava CEO and founder Andrea Brooks in 2016 shortly after Sava launched in December of…
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Loud and Proud: Kiva Gives Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

Kiva Confections hosted celebrations during Pride Month that launched their new flavor of Camino Gummies, Tropical Punch, adding to their…
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