Blazing Asians • High Times


“You may not know where you want to be in five years because your job may not exist yet.”

My best friend sent me these words from an inspirational Instagram post. She said the quote reminded her of me, and it was refreshing to feel understood at that moment as a female at the forefront of the cannabis industry. I thought about what my last five years had been like and what the next five years to come would entail; I was clueless, but ready for anything. This same drive was evident in the other Asian entrepreneurs working in the cannabis industry we interviewed in this story. I remember that quote as it relates to each of us today as Asian and Asian Americans embarking upon the exciting and uncharted world of legalized cannabis.

My parents are first-generation immigrants from the Philippines. As such, I firmly believe they would have never expected me to end up in this industry. In fact, I hid my interest in it at first. Even when cannabis was legalized in the state of…


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