Introducing our new ‘Higher Calling’ Q&A series
Ophelia Chong is founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is driven to help shape the new conversation of cannabis and is guided by one mission: to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and psilocybin and offer truthful reflections of the faces and communities that embrace both.
As executive producer for DoubleBlind magazine’s series on mushroom growing, Chong is also continuing her work with the DB community with a class series with Dr. Del Potter.
We spoke with Chong for this inaugural edition of Higher Calling, our new cannabis Q&A series profiling leaders in the cannabis space.
Ophelia, tell us …
Your current role in the cannabis industry, and where you’re based.
Advocate based in Los Feliz, a quaint area in Los Angeles.
Your earliest cannabis memory.
Telling the cops that all is “a-okay” when I had a house full of friends my senior year in high school. My best friend had a joint hanging out of his shirt pocket and he was smiling right next to me.
A story about the positive impact cannabis has had on your life.
When I created Stock Pot Images, it was to dispel the propaganda and stigmatisms of cannabis users. When I began to see the changes in mainstream marketing, I saw my own work and designs being used by others. I knew that the years of work was making a dent in the perception of the wonderful plant cannabis.