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The First Black Woman in Cannabis to Own an Exclusive Line of Strains
- Posted On: June 25, 2020
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Musician and Cultivator- 1st Lady of The West Coast
by Veronica Castillo
1st Lady of the West Coast had dreams and aspirations early on about having her own line of strains. This happened when she discovered the magic that Cannabis placed in her body; “sis, it would be so dope if I had my own strain line, like my own, like it’s mine. They create it for me.”
Well, she is definitely like a lotus flower; roots that grew through the murky waters of the “war on drugs”, into a beautiful flower. Like the lotus flower, she is undeterred by an unfavored environment, and miraculously re-blooms every day, without residue on her spirit.
Born and raised in Oakland, one of America’s most impacted cities when discussing the war on drugs:
• 1998 to 2015, African-Americans were 90% of the arrests compared to the arrests of Caucasians, 3.91%.
• 452 people arrested for marijuana offenses in 2011 in Oakland, 74.5% were African American, 13% were Latino, 5% were Caucasian.
• 2015 statistics show that African Americans made up 30% of the population but 77% of cannabis arrests, compared to 4% for Caucasians.
Beating the odds, 1st Lady did something major in 2016- the birth of her first strain: Flotwckush (First Lady of The West Coast Kush). What followed- CANNA BOSS moves- a full line:, Black Girl Magic OG, December Nights OG, and Shirley Ross OG aka SRG.
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Interview slightly edited for clarity
You are the growing hands behind Herb of Life Cultivation, LLC, and have an exclusive line of strains- can you tell me about them?
“Yes, I am the growing hands, the Founder, and CEO of HERBOLC, but wear most hats- for 2 reasons. I believe that it’s important to learn all roles within your company and because HERBOLC has to have the right Cannabis family.
My strain lines are:
First Lady of The West Coast Kush aka FlotwcKush: She is a Sativa dominant Hybrid: 60% Sativa and 40% Indica- full of trichomes.
BlackGirlMagicOG: She is an Indica dominant hybrid: 70% Indica and 30% Sativa- her terpene profile is high in Myrcene, A-Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene.
Shirley Ross OG: is a new strain and we are currently working on testing (more to come). When I consume, she feels like an Indica dominant. She was created in the dedication of my grandmother who passed away July 25 2019.
DecemberNightsOG is a new strain also in the process of being tested (more to come). When consumed, I get Indica dominant, with a fruity loop smell and fruit taste. I’m very excited about this line that my Breeder gifted me with. and that my Godson named.
We currently working on the WittyOGKush line, BlackJoy line, and a couple of other new lines.”
You are the 1st woman/black woman to have a line of strains in this male-dominated industry- what was the walk like?
“Yes. It was brought to my attention back in 2017 when I flew out to Seattle, and met with Richard Dignum (Co-Founder of WeedBushLovers). He gave me tour around Washington state and we ended up at Dope Magazine. I wasn’t able to meet with David Tran due to his schedule but it was epic and an honor to meet his team at the time, Angel and Scott.
I got a tour around the headquarters office and then we sat down and talked about a feature for the magazine. The piece discussion was for a focus on my new strain lines, and educating people on the medical benefits of cannabis. As we were talking, it was brought to my attention that they never heard of a woman having her own strain line.
The most epic feeling was hearing Dope Magazine tell me that I am the first woman to have my own strain lines.
I remember later that night I went to do my research and no woman came up- I was shocked! I don’t think I’m better than anyone, just happy to show a way for other black women and women in general.
I was shocked because I didn’t get into the Cannabis Industry to be the first, but to save lives. I embrace it and I’m excited to show other women we have a place in this industry as growers and having are own strain lines.
I thank my breeder Dukeoferb for believing in me and helping me create reality and help save lives.”
What should people know about your company and the mission?
“Our mission is to promote the positive effects of Cannabis, with education and awareness. At Herb of Life Cultivation LLC, it’s our goal to strive to assist people understand the medical benefits of Cannabis and promote it as a natural remedy with many health benefits.
We are also huge on giving back and changing lives- one life at a time! We believe in paying it forward, helping homeless people, Veterans, children, teens, young adults, and families. We give back to help find cures, help with issues tied to humanity, climate change, and wildlife.
It’s important to be able to help change a life for the better.”
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The very first Black woman to have her own line of weed strains
1 st Lady of the West Coast is the first Black woman in the cannabis space to have her very own exclusive line of strains. This Black woman is likened to a lotus flower that grew throughout the war on drugs, blossoming into a beautiful flower. She is, like the flower, unimpeded by the environment; she re-blooms every day with no negative energy on her spirit.
The 1st Lady of the West Coast was born and raised in one of the most impacted American cities by the war on drugs, this being the city of Oakland.
2016 saw the birth of 1 st Lady’s first strain, Flotwckush (First Lady of The West Coast). Known in the industry as having “growing hands,” she is the Founder and CEO of HERBOLC and firmly believes that the black business owner must wear many hats within her company. She also believes in the importance of learning and being proficient at all aspects of her company.
A few of the strains that this Black woman is proud to call her own
- This is an Indica-dominant hybrid consisting of 30% Sativa and 70% Indica genetics. This lovely lady strain has a potent terpene profile. BlackGirlMagic is high in Myrcene, A-Pinene, Caryophyllene, and Limonene.
FlotwcKush aka First Lady of The West Coast
- This Sativa dominant girl is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica, and it produces ample delicious and eye-catching trichomes.
Shirley Ross OG
- It was created in memory of 1stLady’s grandmother, who passed away in 2019. This strain is Indica dominant and still in the perfection-producing state.
December Nights OG
- This Indica dominant strain is still in the process of being made available to the public. The strain is also named after her godson.
It was bought to 1 st Lady’s attention in 2017 that she was the first Black woman in the male-dominated industry to have a line of strains. Richard Dignum from WeedBushLovers bought this impressive statistic to light while providing a tour for 1 st Lady around Washington State that ended at the Dope Magazine headquarters.
Who is this Black woman who goes by the name 1 st Lady of the West?
The cloak covering the first Black woman to both have a cannabis strain in her name and own a cannabis strain is tightly protecting her identity. She was born prematurely to a crack-addicted mother; and as a result, she was diagnosed with and medicated for bipolar disease, an imbalance in her brain. The 1 st Lady was diagnosed with bipolar disease and consumed many pharmaceutical drugs to control it since the age of 16.
The medications she relied on were doing significant damage to her liver and kidneys. Prozac and Abilify were making her become a living zombie. She knew that she had to find a better way.
In 2009 she began to study the benefits of cannabis for the body. She still remembers the first time she smoked weed at the age of 16, and it made her feel ok. She was not angry, stressed, or worried. These emotions and feelings were quickly replaced with a calming sensation. She felt relaxed, almost to the point of having her bi-polar symptoms disappear.
At 17, 1 st Lady said to her sister she wished she could have a weed strain named after her.
1st Lady of The West Coast is the title that belongs to this black businesswoman who owns Lady of the West Coast. She created this black-owned business to save the lives of those that are entrenched with pharmaceutical drugs. She wants to get people off opioids, namely.
1 st Lady had help in reaching her dream of having a cannabis strain named and owned by her. According to her, with the assistance and guidance of Dukeoferbe, Lady of The West Coast would not exist today.
1 st Lady had seen the wishes she made when she was 17-years-old become a reality. She is the first Black woman to have owned and have named after her an exclusive cannabis strain line. She clarifies that as a black woman in the cannabis industry, respect is low on the list of positivity given from the white male-dominated industry.
She knows that other people of colour are under-represented in the industry, and she plans to offer a solution to this problem. 1 st Lady is by no means going to sit back and allow gender or colour to prevent her from moving forward in the industry. She has learned since representing a black-owned business that she and people of colour need more respect from within the cannabis industry.
1 st Lady is thankful that she can educate others about the benefits of the marijuana plant and all of the things it can do for the body. As a Black businesswoman, she wants all to know that she is coming to take her rightful place in the marijuana industry.
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