Ashleigh Castro

Ashleigh Castro is a New York seed grown in the California sunshine. A photographer by nature, she developed while capturing peace rallies in San Francisco and snapping shots of musicians. She started at DOPE taking photos for DOPE Magazine as it launched in Northern California in 2015. Aesthetically, her favorite medium to shoot in is film such as 35mm and medium format. Since she studied journalism, she put her DOPEn to the paper and started writing stories about healing family through cannabis, sustainably sourced edibles and consciously created local products. Having developed obscure food allergies caused by histamine intolerance, she applies cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain, inflammation and the anxieties surrounding food intolerance. Now managing the NorCal office as well as the area’s content, you can find her on the scene with the DOPE squad or roller skating in the Bay Area’s scenic spots. Her greatest joy working at DOPE is being able to help found a Dream Team of talent and style.

Author's Articles

Concentrate Reviews

Kosher Dawg: Genuine Terpene Rich Vapor

Kosher Dawg by Himalaya Himalaya released a vaporizer line of ultra-potent Live Sauce whisking together oil rich in terpenes. I…
Store Reviews

Kolas: Sacramento Shop Puts Veterans and Community First

Kolas – Sacramento, CA “We want to affect change,” says Dennis Luong, marketing director at Kolas. Passionate, driven and working…
Garden Reviews

Humboldt Seed Company

Humboldt Seed Company – Eureka, CA “I bred [my] first seeds in 1998 in Humboldt County and fell in love…
Strain Reviews

Viper: This Snakebite Leads to Terpene Envenomation

The Viper by Madrone x Wood Wide Farms The Viper, a cross between Viper City OG and Forum Girl Scout…

Decriminalize Nature

This June, Oakland voted to decriminalize possession and use of entheogenic plants and fungi. Driving advocacy to City Hall, Decriminalize…

Clarified Snickerdoodle Cookie

Snickerdoodle Cookie by Clarified C is for cookie, classic and Clarified, whose Snickerdoodle is outrageously tasty, bringing me back to…

Electrostatic Vapor: Ionic’s Super Lemon Haze

Super Lemon Haze by Ionic “Smooth” comes to mind when vaporizing a cartridge from Ionic, an experience-based producer that aligns…

Extreme Cream on Top

Extreme Cream by The Betty Project Top off your bowl with heavy-hitting Extreme Cream and find sweet relief with this…

Digesting A Candy Sandwich

“Hello and welcome to ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La,” whisper mustache clad dynamic duo Sayuri Kimbell and…

CannaCruz: A Family of Shops

CannaCruz – Salinas, CA CannaCruz is a family-owned business founded by brothers Grant and Brad Palmer. They grew up in…