Amber aka Smoke. 23, Born Feb. 19th 1994. Plus Sized. Nerdy. Single. I enjoy long hours of binge watching netflix and romantic slices of pizza with pineapple . Smokahontasbakery.com
What is your favorite edible treat you make?
Medicated Cheez its or Medicated BBQ Chicken
How did you get into the edible business?
I have always been great at cooking and baking and eventually I started smoking. Every edible I found tasted like trash, so I started making a few things for myself that I would enjoy. Eventually my friends would partake, then their friends and their friends friends, and now we are here.
What’s your background in the food industry?
I have an eclectic background. I have worked in a bit of everything from fast food, upscale restaurants, hipster bars, mexican/spanish/italian/middle eastern styled places, and a few different bakeries.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve witnessed being apart of the food industry?
I previously worked for Walt Disney World Florida. It’s not too crazy, but it’s just CRAZY to me that I saw more characters than I expected (Pocahontas, Jasmine, Mulan, Cinderella) as actual people just in costume twerking around backstage areas, or getting drunk in costume. Princesses are WILD.
How did you come up with the name Smokahontas?
I wanted a name that matched me and my quirky personality. I love Pocahontas and it has always one of my favorite movies to watch while partaking and a word flip eventually inspired me.
So you quit your day job to work for yourself full time, was that scary at first?
Crazy scary. You’re taught to get a job, and live off that job but no one teaches you how to start a business, be your own boss and earn for yourself. It has a lot of ups and downs but at the end of the day as much work as you put in is generally equivalent to how much money your going to make.
What are your goals with your company?
I have a lot of ideas that I am excited to start working on and create a full brand. This year I plan on distributing to dispensaries in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Flint areas, but that’s one of the easiest things I can do. I want to create new products that are medicated but not necessarily food. Work on a unconventional smoking clothing line. Get my medicated cooking show off the ground. Create weed based events that challenge the “stoner” image, as well as start creating full course medicated meals to show off the different aspects of marijuana not just the “high” that it is known for.
When you graduated with a degree in business administration, what did you foresee yourself doing?
I always saw myself owning a business, but I always assumed it would be a restaurant or a clothing line of some sort.
What knowledge / wisdom do you have for us on the benefits of edibles?
Know your dosing and active ingredients. Marijuana effects everyone differently. A 50mg brownie can have one person on the floor sleep, but to another person they won’t feel anything.
Why are you passionate about the marijuana industry?
It’s the new gold rush, except it’s green. There are opportunities all around but you just have to make them for yourself and I love that. Marijuana is something that I personally get behind as an industry because there are so many complex qualities to the plant that can be beneficial.
Is there anyone you admire in the marijuana industry, and why?
At the moment, Food with a Twist or Dirty Mitten Medible Co. I like their style, they are both Detroit-based and their food is great. But I haven’t found anyone that’s trying to build something similar to what I want to accomplish.
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