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Washington’s Cannabis Caretaker

"I see myself getting a diploma in botany to work my way into production."

As a caregiver, Caitlyn was initially drawn to the Cannabis world for the medical aspect. She loves doing research on grab bag topics that interest her and has fun doing some freelance modeling on the side. Soon you’ll be able to subscribe to her YouTube channel, where she plans on baking edibles for those who have a desire to get the inside scoop on her exclusive techniques. 

You moved to Washington three years ago. How did that go down?

My homie and I packed up a van and headed west because we were tired of the Utah culture – because this was the place we both wanted to be. We lived in that thing for almost a year.  

Did you migrate here specifically because of Cannabis?

Yes, but it wasn’t to get into the industry specifically. In fact, I was in the foodservice biz for a while as an assistant manager at Burger King. I wanted to be taken seriously and get myself into a management position somehow, but it wasn’t what I had expected. However, it led me to this, so it all worked out. 

Where do you see yourself moving forward in this business?

Ooh, I see myself getting a diploma in botany to work my way into production. I could also see myself as a brand ambassador for a good company, which takes at least an associate degree.

What do you get into when you’re not being a brand ambassador at Forbidden Cannabis in Lacey?

I’m into longboarding. I ride a penny board, so I don’t do tricks like you would on a skateboard because it’s for cruising. I’m actually learning to dance on that board by watching a girl who does it on Tik Tok. I also geek out on my plants – I love my plants. 

Cannabis plants?

Not yet. I do plan to get into that, but for now I’m into my pothos. Those are the kind that drape down the sides of a cabinet or something. I just clip them from their momma and raise them from babies. 

Do you have a name for your favorite pothos?

I did give it a name, but I forgot it. It was absolutely hilarious. 

How about Bill?

Let’s go with Bill. That’s its name now (laughs). Bill the pothos.

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About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the January 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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