These days, cannabis is more accessible than ever before — and not just because of the growing number of states (and countries, waddup Canada) legalizing recreational use. In fact, on-demand delivery services, dispensary locating apps, and video chat medical recommendations mean that marijuana is increasingly offered right at our fingertips — literally.
But marijuana hasn’t only gone digital in terms of standalone apps and resources—it’s also beginning to gain momentum on some of our favorite social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. From legalization activists working to reform marijuana laws, to pot-smoking celebrities, 420-friendly chefs, and female cannabis entrepreneurs, following these 12 stoners is the best way to take your feeds to a higher level.
Bess Byers or “Cannabess” is the type of social media influencer we didn’t know we needed. A Seattle-based cannabis photographer and blogger, Bess covers it all—style, travel, photography, and (most importantly) lots and lots of weed. From editorial-inspired smoking photoshoots to cannabis-themed video vlogs, Bess — along with her equally fashionable friends from the industry, who often make cameos — represent the next generation of 420-friendly entrepreneurship.
Follow him on: Instagram
Does your feed need some more straight-up pot porn? Hint: the answer is yes. Look no further than the Instagram account of Erik Christianson, founder of cannabis media brand Nugshots, aspiring scientist, and rising star of weed photography. To put it simply, his feed is home to some of the most visually striking images of cannabis we’ve ever seen — Erik takes a scientific approach to his work, and has crafted a unique style of macro photography that captures the most intricate details of different marijuana strains.
Nobody defies the lazy stoner stereotype quite like Eugene Monroe, a former NFL player turned cannabis advocate. In 2016, he became the first active league player to publicly challenge the inclusion of marijuana on its list of banned substances and has since helped rally a movement around advocating for cannabis as a safer alternative to addictive opioid pain medication. His posts aren’t just entertaining, but educational and inspiring.
Be warned—you’re not going to want to smoke and scroll through this chef’s feed without having snacks nearby. With the dawn of cannabis legalization and the rise of weed dinners and tasting menus, Jeff — appropriately dubbed the “420 chef” — has led the way on proving that marijuana has a place amongst chef-driven cuisine. Called the “Julia Child of Weed” by The Daily Beast, Jeff authored The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine and shares recipes, platings, and upcoming projects on social media.
Follow her on: Instagram
“Weed, but make it fashion” — what we assume Jade Daniels, founder of cannabis lifestyle blog Ladies of Paradise, considers her personal mantra. In all seriousness, we can’t get enough of Jade’s personal aesthetic — prepare to have some serious wardrobe (and weed) envy while scrolling through this cannabis feminist’s colorful, 420-friendly feed.
Follow her on: Instagram
Jessica Assaf is the founder of Cannabis Feminist, a Los Angeles-based community that empowers, educates, and connects cannabis users, entrepreneurs, and advocates. With events across the city and a growing community on social media, Jessica is making the cannabis industry more feminine (and much more fashionable) one women’s circle — and one Instagram post — at a time.
When it comes to cannabis, Canadian Jodie Emery — often known as the “princess of pot” — does it all. A longtime activist and advocate, Jodie has campaigned for legalization, run for political office, organized marches and rallies, opened dispensaries, and helmed cannabis media platforms; most recently, Jodie announced plans for a hemp-themed coffee shop in Toronto. For her, the cannabis cause is personal — her husband Marc Emery served five years for funding legalization activism and, in 2016, Jodie and Marc were arrested as part of a raid of their Cannabis Culture organization. They continue to fight the courts and advocate for the full decriminalization of marijuana in the U.S. and Canada.
With 35 years of cannabis industry experience under his belt, Michael Straumietis truly is one of the biggest in the game (and not just because he’s 6 foot 7). In fact, cannabis has made “Marijuana Don” — CEO of Advanced Nutrients, the top hydroponics nutrients company in the world — a multi-millionaire. The big spender isn’t afraid to flaunt the benefits of his line of work in an envy-inducing social media presence that often features mansions, attractive young women, and a seemingly endless supply of nugs.
The self-titled Mrs. Meowy — also known as Noelle — is one half of the cat-loving, pot-growing husband-and-wife duo behind the Maine-based Meowy Jane grow facility and delivery business. Her social media feeds provide drool worthy shots of marijuana, as she offers followers a behind-the-scene look at the process of growing, farming, and selling in post-Prohibition Maine.
Stoner comedy king Seth Rogen doesn’t only show off his love for cannabis on film — he also takes it to social media, where he posts about marijuana legalization efforts, joint rolling tips (i.e. different crutch patterns for different strains!), and fast food munchies. The only thing better than his smoke O-blowing selfies are those of him lighting up with fellow celebrity stoners, including buddy Snoop Dogg.
If you haven’t been following everyone’s favorite OG cannabis advocate on Instagram and Twitter, then you’ve been missing out on some of the rapper-turned-gospel-singer’s best — and most 420-friendly — content. Mr. D-O-double G himself posts everything from social commentary to stoner memes — if his posts came with a warning, it’d be that side effects include listening to “Smoke Weed Everyday” and “This Weed Iz Mine” on repeat.
A disciple of Frenchy Cannoli, The Dank Duchess specializes in hashish and shares her talent for and knowledge of pressing resin with her followers on a variety of social media platforms. Since first meeting the legendary Cannoli in 2014, the Oakland-based entrepreneur and cannabis advocate has earned a reputation as one of the best resin workers in the business — and has become an expert in her own right on smoking, rolling, and selling hash.
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