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Heartland Farms


Where Does It End By James Bridges Photography by Justen Christensen If I were to get involved in a sporty game of “who would you rather” and the topic was: Who would you rather ride for two hours in a car with? I know my answer. The rules are simple. No tunes and the conversation […]

Knowledge Enlightenment


      By James Bridges When I was a kid I often helped my dad work on the family car. We had hardly anything but love and family in those days. That seemed to be plenty. At least enough to distract from the fact that our cars were out of commission regularly. I recall being around […]

Triggers To Success In A Saturated Market White Barn Bud Ranch


Triggers To Success In A Saturated Market White Barn Bud Ranch by James Bridges  The Oklahoma cannabis market has openly worn the title “Wild West of Weed” for a few years now. Thousands of prospective entrepreneurs and marijuana advocates alike have rushed to the red dirt plains of this historically boom or bust state to […]

Big Mike


Big Mike By James Bridges Mike Bennett, AKA Big Mike, served 21 years in the military. 10 years in the Marines, and 11 years in the army to be exact. He himself would tell you that he was “pretty damn good at it”. Big Mike was injured in 2012 while in Afghanistan. He was on […]

Acceptance.


Acceptance. By James Bridges I had no idea of the extremely high speeds in which this vessel would achieve. I strapped in and looked forward to what I assumed would be one of the most important rides of my existence.  “All aboard!” Comes from a faint voice in the distance. There’s a tunnel of sorts. […]

Rose: January 2022 Cover


Rose by James Bridges It was late and I needed to go to sleep.  I couldn’t allow my mind to settle, so I  scrolled… Sticking out for me to push  play was a look of passion as someone  was recording themselves while driving. “I don’t know if this is weird, but it’s really impromptu.” I […]

Translation – (Strain of the Month)


Translation – (Strain of the Month) By James Bridges Clanging of mind monkeys play in the background. I wanted to focus on what was in front of me. Clang’, clang’ away monkeys… In an instant my perspective on life had changed the night before. The level of balance achieved could not be verbally explained without […]

Nice To Catch Up


Nice To Catch Up By James Bridges Growing up I often had a lot of “cool” friends. One of my best was considered somewhat of a catch to the many qualified individuals standing in line to be his next girlfriend. I found out the other day that he is now growing cannabis commercially here in […]

Take My Arm


Take My Arm By James Bridges If you’ve ever had a spider bite you know the discomfort feeling. It’s somewhere between the itch of a mosquito bite and the deep tingling of an open wound. It’s rather irritating and strange. I discovered such a bite on my arm a couple of weeks ago. Instantly I […]

Going Bananas


Going Bananas By James Bridges Everyone noticed. Having a thought is one thing. Acting upon that thought is a completely different experience. Once you are in it, you are in it. The experience… I told her to sit next to me as we rode around on the bus. I wanted to talk about what had […]

Thanks to Charles


Thanks to Charles by James Bridges   I met Charles in a weird spot. We were both 19-years- old and both completely out of our element. I had just made a move away from Oklahoma into a world of unknown possibilities and he was the same. It just so happened that his family was from […]

Open Up


Open Up By James Bridges “There’s a door right up here.  I know I keep it here, but no one else can.” She tapped her head as she spoke. Quietly I was aroused by the fact that I was invited into a realm of opportunity to see a person’s soul. She spoke with a gentle […]

Get Me Out of Here


By James Bridges The car was directly across from me at the stop light. With tears from the heavens washing over our vehicles we patiently waited for the light to turn. The ridiculousness of the situation revealed itself as our two lonely and drenched vehicles sat waiting on an empty street for a light to […]

The Machine Is Alive: Robot Pharmer


The Machine Is Alive: Robot Pharmer by James Bridges & Wendy Elena Wendy Elena is a cannabis industry compliance and regulation expert. Thenakedgrower.com “This thing started in a garage in West Seattle!” The excitement to talk about Robot Pharmer was filling the air as we finally got a chance to sit down with the creators […]

I’m Walking On Eggshells


I’m Walking On Eggshells By James Bridges I’ve often wondered why it’s called, “walking on eggshells”. Eggshells are generally pretty soft and easy to crumble. There’s the squishy part that might not feel so good between the toes. All-in-all…not that bad of an experience if you ask me. Try walking on top of uncracked eggs. […]

I Won’t Take It


I Won’t Take It By James Bridges Advice.  It’s something I take lightly all too often.  It’s something I consider after the fact.  It’s something I cannot, for the life of me, stop diverting. It’s something I laugh about when I fail. It’s something I wish for even when I “win”.   “Your job is […]

A Growing Concern


A Growing Concern By James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE Andrew Green, owner of Cowboy Cannabis Pharm in Dover, OK, grew up in somewhat of an “Americana” atmosphere.  It’s not new. It’s actually more common than not. Once you look around at the ones that actually matter to you and your well being you realize something simple.  […]

Alex Lestrange Art


Alex Lestrange Art by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE “All of my life people all around me have said they experience some sort of De ja vu or spiritual moment. It seems strange, but it’s normal to me.” Alex Lestrange’s voice was telling me something I already knew as I was asking her about her work […]

Beautiful Disaster


Beautiful Disaster by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE   “I’ve been using cannabis as medicine since I was little. I had always been pretty good in high school baseball and sports. I noticed when I smoked cannabis I felt more relaxed.  My mom was a pharmacist. So, you know, I was always aware of the pharmaceutical […]

Ouroboros Still Starving


by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE Mush. I needed my brain to be stopped. I was driving through the backroads and I had about 30 minutes left to get home. Here’s the plan: Close the garage, strip off all unnecessaries, zip, twist, burn, movie, darkness… First I needed the right fuel. Immediately I thought of Hermetic […]

Look At Me


by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE I find it fun to make eye contact with random strangers across a room and overly recognize the fact that you both have connected. Especially when I am overly medicated. I can’t imagine where this desire would derive from, but it’s there and I can’t help myself. Try it. It’s […]

Growth


by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE Some of you may know a little something about my personal journey. Some probably could care less. For those that do I thought I would give a little something… While I continue to heal, on all fronts, I’m reminded of something. I have been very much in tune with myself, […]

Economic Impact


Economic Impact by James Bridges Herbage Magazine   Since 1971, the war on drugs has cost the United States an estimated $1 trillion. In 2015, the federal government spent an estimated $9.2 million every day to incarcerate people charged with drug-related offenses that’s more than $3.3 billion annually. State governments spent another $7 billion in […]

I’m Not Sorry


by James Bridges Herbage Magazine The amount of hate I’ve received over the last 10-15 years is near comical.  Not too large of a collection, but just enough to call it a “collection” of sorts. The topics vary and can be time mapped to show the cultural differences of change. The complaints are sometimes so […]