Shwa Laytart

A California native, Joshua "Shwa" Laytart has been working in the Natural Products Industry for almost twenty years and a cannabis grower and indulger for almost thirty. He was the first employee at Guayaki tea company and then went on to work for 12 years at INDIGENOUS, an organic and fair trade fashion designer. Shwa has also worked as a landscaper, manicurist, masseur, candy maker, chef and ran with the circus. He is currently the Co-Founder and President of the cannabis company, Giggle Therapeutics, alongside his Co-Founder and CEO wife Sugar, who is a DOPE photographer, as well. His love for activism, art, altered states, comedy, cannabis and cuisine can be found threaded throughout his writings. He considers himself more of a storyteller, than a writer and can spin a tale for hours with the right combination of substances.

Author's Articles


IONIC Self-Implements Higher Testing Standards

One concern with any ingestible product is always, “What’s in it?” And in some cases,onit. In the agriculture business, industry…

Laura Turner: One Woman’s Quest to Offset Cannabis Waste

As the cannabis industry has evolved, the safest bet to getting in the door has been ancillary businesses. From vape…

Native Humboldt Farms: A CEO Getting Back to Her Roots

Native Humboldt Farms – Blocksburg, CA Growing up in Humboldt County, Lindsey Renner had always been around cannabis but never…

Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops: Nor Cal’s Liquid Bliss

Hi-Fi Hops Sparkling Beverage by Lagunitas X AbsoluteXtracts With great luck and pride I present to you Lagunitas Brewing Co.’s…

Stoned History | Salted Pearls: The True History of Popcorn (with Recipe!)

We have some serious theater going down in his/herstory right now. So, let’s dig into our archaeological cookbook for one…

Honeydew Farms: A Sun-Grown Salutation

Honeydew Farms – Humboldt, CA Honeydew Farms’ Alex Moore knows the stress of running a cannabis business all too well—he’s…

Gelato Distillate: Stuck in a Honey Pot!

Gelato Distillate by Jade House Genetics & New Age II Jade House started off as a dispensary, but after a…

The Rock n’ Roller Derby Life of Jerry Seltzer

Producer, entrepreneur, announcer,  manager and comedian—always the entertainer, creating culture, is what Jerry Seltzer did. The man behind the scenes,…
Law & Politics

Is CBD In Trouble: The Farm Bill and Its Impact on California

What the hell is going on? This July the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Food & Drug branch came…

Caviar & Cannabis: A Fundraiser for Epilepsy

The night moved like velvet and felt like a backyard party with friends you have never met but convinced yourselves…