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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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

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

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…
California

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…
Lifestyle

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…
California

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…
California

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…
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