Broccoli Magazine, a publication for cannabis lovers, had a party in Portland to celebrate the launch of their first issue. This Pacific Northwest city, best known its local brews and baristas, has been serving bud (not weiser) to residents 21+ since 2016. A year later, it sparked the interest of a female entrepreneur who happens to be the former creative director of Kinfolk. The result: a body of work paying homage to a therapeutic plant that has been used by humans since the 3rd millennium BC.
Written By: Ally Ford
April 20, 2018
I was met with the sound of an excited crowd gathered inside what is (perhaps) Portland’s most high-end marijuana dispensary, Serra Cannabis. The event I stumbled upon was the launch of Broccoli Magazine: the first female-run cannabis publication of its kind. Inside stood a crowd of stylishly dressed attendees; each and every one of them was a pothead with a peace-loving demeanor.
To get to her I made my way past rows of cases stocked with glassware and ceramic pipes straight out of an art gallery. We exchanged greetings and I finally got my hands on the first issue of her beautiful, esoteric work. The exquisitely-curated magazine makes the reader consider the cannabis industry through an aesthetically-pleasing lens.
Bixel is the founder of Drip Sweets, which produces delicious cannabis ice cream and expertly crafted candies. Her charm and determination are contagious. These traits helped her survive in the highly-regulated marijuana industry.
but she continues to be inspired by the possibility of offering people a perspective shift and an opportunity to learn how to enjoy this world in its richness. This change is something people have been taking note of in this niche market.
on their sites because of Charbonneau's ability to cultivate a #WomeninWeed culture. The image of the couchbound, crusty stoner is being transformed on a federal level thanks to legislation and on a local level thanks to literature like Broccoli Magazine. If you'd like to get your hands on a issue one or issue two, subscribe at broccolimag.com to learn more.