Road Trip: Santa Cruz, California

The City of Santa Cruz sits on scenic Highway 1 just north from Monterey Bay, encompassing breathtaking Pacific Ocean views and dense redwood forests. Mission Santa Cruz was established in 1791 follow…

Case of Bass

The first thing I thought when I laid eyes on these powerful, light-weight, upcycled, customized sound systems built into vintage suit cases was “I want one!” Manufacturers, owners and brothers Ezra a…

Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance

Veterans, and those currently serving, experience higher rates of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia and substance abuse than civilians. The United States Department of Veteran Affairs …

CannaKiev Can-Do

Using cannabis for pastries or other similar desserts and snack-foods is great, but what about the everyday foods that you would eat for a nice dinner? That was the question posed to Chef Mike Rakes, …

#End420Shame: Medical Caregivers

We’re all a bunch of losers, at least according to Google. Losers is the most popular suggestion when you type the phrase ‘marijuana users are’ into the search engine. When you exchange marijuana user…

Bali Vaswani, Chief Ganja Officer

Bali Vaswani has followed an interesting career path, dabbling in several industries (investment funds, software, television and news) and living all around the world (Jamaica, China, and the United S…

Interpening

Every so often, Max Montrose and his business partner Jim Nathanson run into a heckler. “Someone will call our thing bullshit,” says Montrose. “They’ll say it isn’t real.” The thing Montrose is referr…

As a lifestyle publication, DOPE Magazine is dedicated to creating purposeful, relevant conversations. When we printed our inaugural issue in 2011 we positioned ourselves in the cannabis arena as a team of professionals determined to normalize the plant. While cannabis remains the central theme of our brand, 2017 has marked a turning point in our progression. We’ve built a steadfast framework of inclusivity when speaking about gender, race, class, politics, family and culture—with the ethos DEFEND.

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