Doesn’t Everyone Smoke Weed Now?

My hippy, farm owning mom smokes pot. She enjoys a good wake and bake just as much as I do. People of all different ages, walks of life, & geographical locations smoke marijuana. But still a stigma surrounds cannabis users. Through education and sharing my stories, I want to cultivate a space that knocks down the walls surrounding weed and the people who choose to medicate. You smoke weed, I smoke weed, Obama smokes weed, let’s start appreciating and supporting one another.

And for those who choose to abstain, I respect you too, but I think everyone could use some more education about herb. My friend Franky* told me her mom is considering medical marijuana. Surprising me, since her traditional mother has always been opposed to the devil’s lettuce… However, since being diagnosed with a painful medical condition, her mom has changed her tune about pot. In order to completely understand how marijuana feels, in my opinion, you need to try it. Thinking back to my first time, trying weed was scary. Hindsight 20/20, try it with an open mind and a couch close by. Medicating can make life with crippling pain or anxiety a little bit better.  Everyone should be able to feel safe enough to try smoking herb. Some tried & true advice, start with a little puff and go from there. Nothing bad is going happen to you and if you feel scared, just take a deep breath and maybe a nap. Cannabis helps heal, so go find a safe space, a good friend and lit up.

Or don’t, but please stop giving me weird looks in the grocery store, yes, I get baked in the parking lot before shopping, get over it.  xo. 

Medicate mindfully,
Sofia D. Long
The Weed Writer


Gfarma’s Cool Blue Lemonade

Cannabis is best consumed by the beach, so that’s exactly where I began my Gfarma journey this morning. At my favorite smoke spot overlooking the bright blue ocean, I sat my bong aside and cracked open my ice cold bottle of Cool Blue Lemonade. The new flavor is reminiscent of my favorite childhood blue-raspberry flavors, with a strong lemony twist and 210 mg of THC. As a self proclaimed ‘flower child,’ I love smoking herb, but when I’m not in the mood for a bong rip, my first choice is a bottle of Cool Blue.

My First Sip, “Woah, this tastes like blue lemonade!”

Immediately, I feel like I’m sipping on stoner spiked lemonade, but with an added flavor kick from a frozen ‘icee’ drink. The best part, no weed aftertaste, just a tasty drink. The new flavor comes in a 16 oz bottle, which technically serves two, but medicate to your own measure. The bottle recommends waiting an hour between doses. 😉 Sipping on about half the bottle after breakfast, I spent the morning in a stoney state, (the best way to start the morning.)

Monday’s can be crazy busy and my bottle of Cool Blue Lemonade eases me into my week, slowing things down blu’e’-tifully.  Drinking my morning medicine is a delightful way to begin my busy week. All day long I felt happy and ready to accomplish my day of college classes and work. 

Later on, I finished the rest of the bottle while watching movies with a girl friend. The second serving of the bottle hit me a little harder than the first, most likely because it built upon bedtime bowl.  Getting baked and watching movies is my perfect evening. And my late night sips helped me sleep like a baby. I think that just goes to show how versatile one bottle of Gfarma lemonade can be, I felt productive and ready for the day earlier and then at night totally ready for bed, I love that. Cool Blue Lemonade makes medicating simple and delicious, now go find a bottle near you!

Stay lifted my friends,

Sofia D. Long
@The Weed Writer

Is Your City Stoned?

Southern California is paradise to many different types of people, surfers, business women, and stoners alike. I feel privileged living in such a beautiful place, I can smoke the dankest bud, by the prettiest ocean and relax at a slow pace. Living in Encinitas, I’m almost convinced everyone smokes pot, it’s a beach community, but there’s also this elusive ganja vibe here.

Bong by the Cardiff sunset

When I say ganja vibe, I’m referencing a feeling. There seems to be a sense of acceptance and appreciation for the plant  here, less aversion, and more openness to smoking publicly.  Anywhere I go in Encinitas I catch glimpses of cannabis users. On the Coast Highway I’ve watched a motorcyclist pack a pipe at a stop light and a couple pass a pre-roll on a sunset walk. And at Moonlight Beach, a bonfire isn’t complete without the faint scent of herb cascading through the salty air. People are chill in Encinitas, that’s the best way I can describe it. A stoner’s paradise might as well be Swami’s beach, but at the same time the environment doesn’t stop being family friendly or home to several impromptu acro-yoga sessions, everyday. People boldly enjoy their herb in Encinitas, is your city stoned?

I’m working my way around North County, then beyond, if you want me to visit your city for a local sesh contact me!

Go smoke outside today!
-Sofia, The Weed Writer

Writing with Weed

“Connected to the present moment, my mind becomes unhindered & I can take a deep breath, effortlessly.” -SDL

That’s how I feel after I allow cannabis to help me manage my anxiety. Smoking weed is an act of self care, a means to soothe worry and help me eat a full meal. My name is Sofia and I smoke weed. Curating exceptional cannabis products, showcasing the healing effects of marijuana and breaking down the stigmas surrounding stoners is my current aspiration. This is my space to start more positive conversations about the cannabis community, while putting a creative spin on smoking pot and going to college.

The Written with Herb journey began in a hotel room, not too far from the Santa Monica pier. My friends and I drove up to Santa Monica for a ganja girls weekend. We stopped by a few dispensaries,  I found a bottle of G Farma Labs Pink Lemonade to fuel my evening. The entire night I could feel an idea brewing, my creativity was abundantly flowing.  Back at the hotel room I snatched the complimentary paper pad and started writing notes with a fiery passion. The entire drive back to San Diego I gabbed to my girlfriends about blog ideas and how I want to bring an educated community of positively medicated people together. This platform is a space to record my cannabis  journey, educate the modern consumer and showcase the products I personally use and support. Join me in my journey to medicate mindfully, while enhancing the whole world with the power of weed.

Stay lifted my friends,
-Sofia, The Weed Writer