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. 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 […]

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. […]

Strain Of The Month

 Strain Of The Month By James Bridges   It was hot as hell and I needed a break from it.   I had been awake the entire night before. I thought I could figure out what the hell went wrong with society. Eventually I realized… I just wasted the entire night trying to figure out […]

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 […]

R & R

R & R by James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE My month had gotten away from me.  Again… The pressures of a deadline are there for a reason.  It’s to keep me on my toes. I tend to use them as crutches at times.  I have manipulated a deadline or two into becoming a symbol of inspiration […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hermetically Speaking

by  James Bridges HERBAGE MAGAZINE   Mankind is funny.  It does things to itself for no reason other than to grow and learn from it.  There’s one thing that has always been something that I strive to grow daily.  Foundations.   When I had the opportunity to sit and visit with another person on that […]

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 […]

Painted Pistols Cannabis Co.

By Veronica Castillo Painted Pistols Cannabis Co. Providing an avenue for the community of Chickasha to experience clean, organic medicinal cannabis.   In a city about 35 miles away from Oklahoma City, exists a cannabis cultivation company owned and operated by life-long Chickasha residents- Painted Pistols Cannabis Co. Painted Pistols is located in a stand-alone […]

Strain of the Month: May 2021

By James Bridges | Herbage Magazine It started raining. I looked at the clock.  After cursing myself for working entirely too late and long into the next day I decided to stop. I recalled stopping another time that week and my fresh hunt was waiting on me in the other room and I nearly forgot. […]