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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Eve Farms: Research at the Heart

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Josh D Farms: The Real OG Kush Story

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Creamy Bacio Gelato

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Cheers to Camino Gummies

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WOW: The Mega Mood Lifter

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Sava: Support, Education and Artisanal Cannabis

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Loud and Proud: Kiva Gives Back to the LGBTQ+ Community

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Moe Greens: A San Francisco Treat

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