Takashi B.

Have a Heart Belltown


1. What was your first experience with cannabis?

From Cheap Chiba cheeba to Dosanko Hokkaido shwag to Tokyo reggies and now finally some fine Seattle dro! Started from the bottom now I’m here!!!


2. How do you consume cannabis? Dab, joints, bongs,etc. strain favorites?

Blunts blunts and more blunts. Our seasoned connoisseur bud-tender recently turned me on to Backwoods blunts which we didnt have in Tokyo and its the best thing that ever happened to me.  
 

3. What made you want to work in the cannabis industry? What made you want to work for Have a Heart?

Cannabis is my jam and HAH is my fam!!! One and only!
 

4. What do you do for fun? Dancing? Sports? Smoke weed? Ha

Smoking weed, selling weed with my HAH fam, going for a drink after work with my HAH fam, flexing with my HAH fam, working hard with my HAH fam, celebrating good times with my HAH fam. 
 
 

5. If you were to leave one mark on this industry, for the better, what would that be?
Legalize cannabis in Tokyo with my HAH fam and open HAH Tokyo with my HAH fam and eat well smoke well live well in Tokyo with my HAH fam. 


Bailey B.

Have a Heart Belltown

1. What was your first experience with cannabis?
I began working in the Cannabis industry back in San Diego in 2012. Budtending in the Medical days was equally exciting and dangerous- we always had to be prepared for a DEA sting, among countless other security threats. I’m fortunate to have seen the cannabis industry transform from within, and I look forward to future progress that will help to bring the plant back to the people.


2. How do you consume cannabis? Dab, joints, bongs,etc. strain favorites?
I enjoy my cannabis all across the board-and often! I love morning dabs, all-day CBD relief, and bong rips in the evening. There is no better way to enjoy Seattle than to take in the sights with a quality pre-rolled doobie in hand.
 
3. What made you want to work in the cannabis industry? What made you want to work for Have a Heart?
Throughout the years, I’ve seen the beneficial impact cannabis can have on one’s well-being, both in my own life and many people around me I hold dear. I see Cannabis as a gift from the Earth, and I am grateful to be able to share it with people to help enrich their lives. It is my dream to help show the world that cannabis is not merely recreational, that it can be a powerful implement of wellness-and Have a Heart has helped me to get closer to that dream.
 
4. What do you do for fun? Dancing? Sports? Smoke weed? Ha
I love to boogie – samba, salsa, swing, bellydancing, you name it! In addition to dancing, I enjoy a lot of creative activities, such as painting, cooking and writing.

5. If you were to leave one mark on this industry, for the better, what would that be?
If I were to leave one mark on the industry, it would be a holistic medicinal approach to cannabis treatment for a myriad of maladies. My goal is to help share the therapeutic wonders of cannabis with the public and help to de-criminalize and reshape the public’s view of this incredible plant. The sooner we break down the stigma and replace the misinformation with scientific studies and facts, the sooner we can reap the benefits Cannabis has to offer.












Kitty

Have a Heart Belltown



1. What was your first experience with cannabis?

1. It was Christmas morning 2006. I woke up cuddling a coffee table after a night of trying to keep up with my brother’s in-laws’ jagermeister intake. At the time drinking was my vice but I definitely over indulged that Christmas Eve. Needless to say I had a gnarly hangover. I spent the first half of the morning with my hair pulled back, hugging the toilet bowl. I was way too nauseous to produce an appetite, consume food or keep any down and I had a wicked migraine. Unwrapping gifts certainly lost its joy. Christmas 06′ was a flop! Then my darling brother offered me cannabis with intention to help ease my symptoms. If I remember correctly he even fashioned a fancy aluminum can pipe for consumption. 😛 Within 15 minutes… RELIEF! It was pretty magical how suddenly my pain and discomfort was alleviated. My headache subsided, as did my nausea and hiatus from food; I could enjoy my holiday again! I did not become a habitual smoker until a few years later in college. Upon moving away to art school to continue my training in musical theater, I began dating a beautiful, bandana clad, artist/graphic designer, stoner boy. Been smoking ever since. 😃


2. How do you consume cannabis? Dab, joints, bongs,etc. strain favorites?

Currently my preferred method of consumption is joints. Ironically when I was little I’d glamorize the act of smoking while playing “make-believe.” I’ve always been into vintage eras and Old-Hollywood. Smoking was synonymous with glamour. I’d use a straw or bubble gum cigarettes to pretend I was a “cool” and “sexy” smoker. I never picked up the habit of tobacco or cigarettes however. I recently revisited this memory and found it interesting that despite not being aware of marijuana or a smoking alternative at that age, that I still got to grew up to be a “cool” and “sexy” smoker. 😉 But I’m always down for a dabs, blunts, bongs, pipes and shot guns.
 
3. What made you want to work in the cannabis industry? What made you want to work for Have a Heart?
Simply put, I wanted to work for the best. 🙂
 
4. What do you do for fun? Dancing? Sports? Smoke weed? Ha
For fun, I love to sleep! My hobbies have always included singing, acting, dancing, modeling and eventually marijuana. Fortunately I fulfilled my childhood intentions of making those hobbies my profession and career. So to some extent work is play. Therefore if I’m not juggling a very busy schedule of performances and photoshoots or budtending at Have a Heart, I love to cuddle with my cat and sleep!

5. If you were to leave one mark on this industry, for the better, what would that be?
The mark I strive to leave on this industry in one word: DESTIGMATIZE. I want to normalize this gorgeous plant and the ideas surrounding the type of people that consume it. I want to break stereotypes. I want to show that marijuana is a medicine. Ganja is glamorous. Cannabis is classy. And that pin-ups can be potheads too! I want to associate cannabis with success both in lifestyle and in mental health. I want to give a new face to PTSD and the medicinal benefits marijuana offers those living and struggling on a daily basis with the disorder. I want to invoke, encourage and inspire female empowerment. The cannabis industry is the top ranking career most dominated by women. The future is female. After all only female cannabis plants produce and provide the precious flower and peace that we’ve all come to love. ✌



Shawn H.

Have a Heart Fremont


1. What was your first experience with cannabis?
A swisher filled with some of the finest West Seattle home grow! it was summer 2002, i was smoking with my best friend.We wandered around Lincoln park for hours just enjoying the experience. It sparked(heh) my love of cannabis and the outdoors.

2. How do you consume cannabis? Dab, joints, bongs,etc. strain favorites?
Blunts and Bongs, Swishers and Dutchies for days baby! When i dont feel like rolling, ill grab my trusty two footer and ill clear a few bowls to get my head right. I have dabbled in dabs but i hate having to have another rig just to smoke it, so recently i been throwing wax into my blunts. nice Twaxxy blunts are a great way to start, or end your day, hell they are just great all the time.

3. What made you want to work in the cannabis industry? What made you want to work for Have a Heart?
I love cannabis! i love the culture and i love the plant. I had been to a few shops in the area and felt that the people at have a heart were cut from a different cloth. I felt like the people working there were happy, not just to be selling weed but to working for have a heart. i thought to myself if they are this happy just to be working for them there must be something to it! 9 months in and i have to say, best decision of my life.

4. What do you do for fun? Dancing? Sports? Smoke weed?
Hiking and camping during the beautiful Washington summer, mostly out in the Olympic national forest. If im not hiking or camping, you can usually find me on my PC playing any number of games. Right now my jam is Overwatch. Nothing like getting ripped and playing games on a lazy day inside!

5. If you were to leave one mark on this industry, for the better, what would that be?
Being a veteran of OIF(Operation Iraqi Freedom) and OEF(Operation Enduring Freedom), i want to show other veterans with PTSD that Cannabis can help, just like it helped me. I thought that i had a handle on my PTSD, but it wasn’t until i started smoking cannabis more regularly that i realized i was only pretending that everything was okay. Cannabis helped me see that there are ways to live with PTSD. So i guess if i could leave a mark on the industry, it would to be show other veterans that this plant isnt evil, and the stigma around it is unfounded and archaic and outdated. This plant has changed my life, i want to show other veterans it can change theirs as well.






Ted W.

Have a Heart


1. What was your first experience with cannabis?
Well, I was 15, and fresh out of a treatment center for 6 years of alcohol abuse. One night I was hanging out with my older cousin and his girlfriend at her parents house where she was having a party. Usually, in situations like this I would drink to deal with the social anxiety of groups, but I told myself “That’s not happening tonight.” After a couple hours my cousin could see I was miserable and took me outside to “talk,” or so I thought. He told me that he smokes weed and doesn’t drink because of how sloppy/stupid people get when they’re drunk. Plus, he has a cousin who was destroyed by alcohol (me), and a friend who died driving home drunk after a high school football game. He asked what I thought about trying a “pull or two” to see if it would help. Every DARE alarm in my head was ringing loudly, “You’ll shoot heroin if you do!” In spite of all that, my heart was clear and unafraid, so I said “Sure, does it taste gross like a cigarette?” To this he replied, “Tastes like laughter.” I took 3 pulls, talked about how I was really doing since being out of treatment, and laughed ‘till I gagged. Then we went back inside to meet everyone again and I was able to look them in the eye when I told them my name this time. When I woke up the next morning I didn’t want to shoot heroin, like the DARE officer guaranteed us kids we would, and I didn’t have the insatiable urge to smoke again immediately, like alcohol had caused so many times in the past. I have used cannabis ever since that night, and have even used it to get over an opiate and an amphetamine addiction. This miracle plant also saved my life 8 years ago – so I owe cannabis and it’s community a life debt, which I honor everyday by helping others either simply explore cannabis, or in some cases even save a life.


2. How do you consume cannabis? Dab, joints, bongs,etc. strain favorites?
Call me old school, but I come from the illegal days so I mostly smoke joints. That way when the fuzz showed up I could just stomp on the evidence. Plus, I love the way different cannabis has different flavors, so joints work the best for me to enjoy the terpenes. Like everyone else, it seems I have all the accompanying glass, vaporizers, bongs, and rigs that come with new legalization. Toys, toys, toys.

3. What made you want to work in the cannabis industry? What made you want to work for Have a Heart?
Since my mid-to-late teens I have always been a part of the “cannabis” industry but didn’t get my first “indoor” legit gig till 8 years ago. My passion for this industry has always been helping others free themselves from chronic mental/health issues naturally and working for Have a Heart has allowed me to help more people than working for anyone else. We are the most knowledgeable, compassionate and largest cannabis company period.

4. What do you do for fun? Dancing? Sports? Smoke weed?
Hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, cooking, snowboarding, surfing, reading and so many new things everytime I smoke!

5. If you were to leave one mark on this industry, for the better, what would that be?
What mark you ask? Well I hope I can help to break down the negative perception of cannabis and help as many people as possible so hopefully the mark left will be one of compassion and empathy.