Meet Cannabess, Marijuana Photographer and Social Media Influencer

Bess Byers, more commonly known in the cannabis industry as "Cannabess", is a Seattle-based cannabis photographer and social influencer. Once she moved to Washington, Byers learned to grow cannabis and soon began taking pictures of the flowers, starting her career as a photographer for the growing industry. When Byers isn't taking pictures of cannabis, she's producing content for her blog "imcannabess" and YouTube channel, where she discusses the plant, brands, events, and everything cannabis. This episode of "The Highlight", Byers shares her  views on the growing industry and how she incorporates cannabis into her daily life.

"The Highlight" is Civilized's  weekly cannabis show that features different personalities, celebrities, influencers, content creators, artists, and filmmakers in the cannabis space. We will introduce a new cannabis influencer every week to share their story, which led them to create content on the web and social media for the cannabis industry.

 

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I've been covering cannabis for nearly five years, and by now I'm all too accustomed to the impersonal cannabis conference at a stuffy, generic hotel or expo hall, brimming with white guys in suits, and generally lacking in the spirit of well, cannabis. (The woes of legalization, I suppose.) So it was a breath of fresh air when I walked into what felt like a giant atrium in downtown LA for a new kind of cannabis conference. Located in what's called the Valentine Grass Room in an industrial area past the hustle and bustle of the DTLA skyscrapers, Microscopes & Machines (M&M) boasted a diverse array of speakers, from doctors and lawyers to chemists and cultivators on the frontlines of the cannabis industry.

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