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CannaCraft: Where Cannabis Meets Innovation

As we’re only days out from Green Street Festival, the 2-day weed celebration hosted by Gary Vee and Harry Mack, we felt it absolutely necessary to highlight one of the most reputable brands we spotted on the bill: CannaCraft.

We spoke to one of CannaCraft’s founding partners, Justin Capri, to learn more about the storied history of the cannabis maverick.

What is CannaCraft?

Started in 2014 by Dennis Hunter and Ned Fussell, CannaCraft is a leading innovator in the world of cannabis. With Dennis’ 30 years of growing experience at the time of the company’s formation, CannaCraft has always had a leg up on their competition.

From the time when Dennis and Ned started cultivating, when weed didn’t have as clear of a future, to today, one thing has stayed the same: the duo’s adoration for cannabis and its many applications.

When CannaCraft was founded, California was on the brink of recreational legalization, along with Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts. This meant there was about to be a boom of sorts in the cannabis market. As state governments were making their peace with their populations’ undeniable need for marijuana, Dennis and Ned were at the forefront of the industry, creating markets for some of the most popular products today, like 100% cannabis oil vape pens, microdosed edibles, and CBD:THC ratio products.

What is CannaCraft up to now?

Since 2014, CannaCraft has continued to exercise a very high level of attention to detail. From its conception, the company has employed the help of leading researchers, along with utilizing manufacturing equipment and techniques from the pharmaceutical, beauty, and food & beverage industries. This integration of proven approaches into their product devision is one of the many things that gave them an edge from the start.

From there, the company’s love for cannabis sparked growth for itself and the industry surrounding it.

Today, CannaCraft has over 200 products amongst its many brands, which includes Farmer and the Felon, AbsoluteXtracts (ABX), and Care by Design (CBD).

CannaCraft / CareByDesign

As if that’s not impressive enough, the company even has a partnership with Lagunitas for Hi-Fi: a cannabis-infused sparkling water. Turns out that partnership arose from their neighboring headquarters and a shared love for weed and beer. The two companies would have meet-ups after work where they’d share the fruits of their respective labor.

CannaCraft / Lagunitas Hi-Fi Sessions

CannaCraft’s alchemy of bad into good

Innovation usually comes with a price, and CannaCraft’s journey has been no exception to that rule. Although (since cannabis’ legalization) they’ve taken every precaution necessary, trouble has arisen on multiple occasions.

One of their most recent run-ins with the law came in 2016, when their headquarters was raided and co-founder Dennis Hunter was arrested with a $5 million bail. The state was accusing Dennis and CannaCraft’s brand ‘Care by Design’ of “running a meth lab-type of operation” in Santa Rosa, which was actually just a factory for creating extract products.

Before long, that $5 million bail and the eye-catching allegations that came with it turned into a $0 bail and a dismissal of all charges. This is all thanks to the cannabis community, which quickly banded together to petition online and in person at the time of this predicament. Within 48 hours of his arrest, Dennis Hunter was released from jail, and CannaCraft got back to work.

In all of its years, the company has never been shy about these trying times. They’ve alchemized this misfortune into social good through their ‘Farmer and the Felon‘ brand, which donates a portion of all its proceeds to helping find justice for non-violent cannabis offenders.

CannaCraft / Farmer and the Felon

Looking forward to Green Street Festival

Now you probably see why we’re so excited to link up with CannaCraft at Green Street Festival in Los Angeles this week. CannaCraft will be featuring products from Farmer and the Felon, AbsoluteXtracts, Hi-Fi Sessions, and Kayla Extracts.

Along with CannaCraft, Green Street will be featuring other noteworthy brands and even an appearance from Juicy J. If you’re in Los Angeles this Friday and Saturday, head to the Green Street building in Downtown LA to experience the magic for yourself.

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The Best Stoner TV and Movie Characters, according to ONE37pm

Happy Holidays ONE37pm fam. 

To celebrate, our team has put together a list of some of our favorite stoner characters from TV and movies. 

Allow me to kick things off. 

Turtle from ‘Entourage’

With the first overall pick, I have a lot of options. And there is no doubt that people will question every decision made. But that is what makes this conversation so fun. Everyone will have a say. 

For me, I didn’t have to give this one much thought. Give me Turtle from Entourage

On so many layers, Turtle could contribute to a quality smoke session… starting with rolling a quality joint. 

Now I would be lying if I said I didn’t take an IMMENSE amount of pride in my rolling abilities, but having another person who can take part in the fine art of rolling never hurts. 

But Turtle does more than just roll-up. The full-time driver of Vinny Chase also brings some incredible vibes, is a quality gamer, knows where the nearest dealer is and has an elite taste in music. 

This feels like a no-brainer.

Jesse and Chester from ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’

I couldn’t picture a better way to welcome America into the 21st century with the stoner classic Dude Where’s My Car. Now that it’s clear that Y2K wouldn’t destroy our planet, we get to watch and indulge as two pizza-delivering potheads have to save their own.

Both Jesse, played by Ashton Kutcher, and Chester, played by Seann William Scott, embody the minds and mannerisms of stoners alike. From how they handle themselves at the Chinese Foooood drive-thru…

To saving the day by cracking the Continuum Transfunctioner (which is really just a Rubik’s Cube that Chester has been struggling to solve throughout the duration of the movie) and using the Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam to destroy the invading aliens, these two potheads know how to make a mess.

In the end, not only do they manage to win back their girlfriends (obviously), but they manage to find their car after all.

Brandon Shamy, Social Media Lead

Towelie from ‘South Park’

Towelie is a great character because who he is at his core is just so inherently funny. He is a sentient towel who was engineered to make people as dry as possible. Among his catchphrases are “don’t forget to bring a towel!” and, more notably, “wanna get high?”. He is a pot-loving towel whose creation was for the purpose of making “the worst character ever”. Despite this aim, he is adored by fans and critics alike. Towelie loves weed and because of his hilarious drug addiction, he was an easy pick for one of the best stoner characters there is.

Sean Millea, TikTok Lead

The Dude from ‘The Big Lebowski’
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There is truly no stoner more iconic than Jeff Bridges’ robed wanderer from The Big Lebowski. I honestly can’t imagine smoking a jay without picturing the Dude in his bathtub with the tiny remnants of a joint dangled in his roach clip. There’s no combination quite like a White Russian and a jay. The man is the blueprint.

Charlie Kolbrener, Associate Editor

David Wooderson from ‘Dazed and Confused’

“You got a joint?” 

“Uhhh, nah man, not on me.”

“It be a lot cooler if you did.”

One of Matthew McConaughey’s earliest roles as David Wooderson is also one of his most famous. Playing that one guy from your hometown that is just a little too old to still be hanging out with high schoolers, McConaughey’s character was a one-man quote machine. From the “it be a lot cooler if you did” line to the now-infamous “That’s what I like about these high school girls, man. I get older; they stay the same age.”

David Wooderson loves to party, drink beer, and smoke a whole lot of weed, and he deserves to make any list that ranks cinematic stoners.

Conor Sheeran, Associate Managing Editor