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.

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Entertainment

Tuesday & Cyrus Present Freak Show

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Lifestyle

Stoned History | Buddha & Bhang

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Lifestyle

Maddie Saglibene: Las Vegas’ NORML Co-Founder & Executive Director

In 2016, Maddie Saglibene was considering moving to Las Vegas during the YES on 2 cannabis adult use campaign. She…
California

Pop-Up Potcorn: Perfect for Your Movie-Snacking Pleasure

Potcorn by Pop-Up Potcorn I give a major shout-out to Pop-Up Potcorn for their innovation and creativity. Each microwavable bag…
California

Fiddler’s Greens: Sailing the Sea of Green

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California

Blüm: Growing Dispensary Blossoms in Oakland

Blüm – Oakland, CA Not your typical cannabis dispensary owners, Amy Oppedisano was previously an interior designer and her husband,…
Edible Reviews

Salty Potato Chips Dark Chocolate Bar: Hefty, Heavenly Flavor Duo

Salty Potato Chips Dark Chocolate Bar by Grace Notes I’ve seen bars of gold thinner than Grace Notes’ handcrafted chocolate…
Lifestyle

Bo Money: Bringing Equality to the Cannabis Industry

There are more women CEOs in cannabis than in any other industry in the U.S., yet women only hold 27…
Grow

IONIC Self-Implements Higher Testing Standards

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California

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…
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