New Photos on The MMJ Lists

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on November 28, 2010


I went up to The Treehouse Collective to take photos of a bunch of strains that had come in the day before. I was expecting 8 strains, but there were 12 different ones to photograph when I arrived. Lucky me!

It’s been a little while since I’ve visited my collective to do the photographing work I love so much, and it felt great to be participating once again in the collective process.

I was up till 3:00 or so in the morning processing the photos, and here’s the results. Read more on The MMJ Lists…


Happy Anniversary!

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on June 10, 2009


OG Kush - June 10, 2008 - CCLB

What An Unusual Adventure…

Today, June 10th, marks one year of taking photos of medical marijuana strains here in Long Beach for collectives and for my art work, this piece called The MMJ Project.

I’ve taken hundreds of photos, and now have over 115 different strains documented, some of them with multiple shots from different batches and growers.

If you haven’t already, you can view those photos here, on The MMJ Lists, where I’ve been creating a new home for them…

It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I’ve learned a lot about different strains and their effects, but I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to digging into this amazing plant and the medical marijuana community that uses this plant effectively for so many different ailments.

This part of The MMJ Project (taking photos) began when I started posting menus on for CCLB, which is where I met Josh, the head “budtender”, who is now a good friend, and manages AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective.

Getting My Medical Marijuana From A Christian…

Both Josh and I are PKs – Preachers Kids, and come from a Christian background, much of which has played into the birth and beginnings of AAC.

We both believe strongly that helping the least able, the poor, the neglected, and the ones with greatest needs is part of the AAC mission.

From the beginning, prayer is what we used to build the collective, and we continue to pray everyday for this awesome collective we get to be a part of creating.

My experience has shown me, both before this project began, and now, with more conviction than ever, the truth that marijuana is a gift from God to humanity for both healing and wellness.

So, today, for my anniversary, I’m gonna go see Josh and take some more photos at AAC - some Lemon Wreck (a new strain) and Grape Ape (new batch, repeat strain)  that came in yesterday, and I need to add these to the collection as well…

Until later, best of health,

Jon, onehumanbeing


Updates to The MMJ Lists

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on April 29, 2009

Note: the project known as The Medical Marijuana Lists is now using a shortened version of the name – The MMJ Lists

From The MMJ Lists…

Catching Up…

I’ve been dusting off the files, photos and various materials of The MMJ Lists to move it closer to how I envision it…

Since January I’ve been taking photos at A Soothing Remedy Collective and more recently, AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective, where I also volunteer as a bud-tender, front desk clerk, joint roller, or whatever else is needed while I’m there for my shift.

Monday (April 27th) I was there for the afternoon and evening shifts… and spent most of the evening rolling joints of White Widow to give away to the members.

AAC gives you a free joint every time you stop by to get your herb… it’s part of the “member-focused” approach to the Medical Marijuana dispensary movement and an effort to slow down the collective-hopping (see below) that goes on.

(read more here…)

Also… I’ve added to the “About” page…

About The MMJ Lists

In June of 2008 I started taking photos and posting menus on for a local, Long Beach collective called CCLB, Canna Collective Long Beach.

The whole thing started as a fluke – I just wanted CCLB to keep up with their menu posting because gas prices were soaring and online people wanted to know what was available before they made the long drive – sometimes coming all they way from San Diego – a nearly 300 mile round trip.

My round trip to CCLB was only 10 miles, so during June I started my volunteer gig as the Menu Guy for CCLB. Over the July 4th weekend, through a series of events I’ve written about elsewhere, I officially became an unpaid, community volunteer at CCLB and through October of that year I photographed nearly 80 different strains, some of them several times.

It was almost an overwhelming situation, and it started to seem like I spent all of my time photographing, preparing the photos, posting them and then posting the menu… and by the beginning of November I had to halt the project as it was going, and think about how to present the photographs. (The price of gas had fallen too, so my original reason for posting menus had ended.)

(read more here…)

The link to The MMJ Project is:


Celebrating 420 – National Marijuana Day

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on April 20, 2009

national-marijuana-day-2009.gifHappy 420!

It’s National Marijuana Day (or National Pot Smokers Day)

I’ll be celebrating the day at AAC – Apothecary’s Assistants Collective in Long Beach, where we’re handing out FREE XXX (triple back-crossed) Master Kush joints (very nice herb – body comfort), Special 420 buttons (like the image to the left), and AAC stickers

Stop by and visit if you’re a MMJ patient.

Curious about the story behind 420? Here’s some links:

What 420 Means: The True Story Behind Stoners’ Favorite Number

4/20: National Pot Smokers Day


Community Volunteer at A.A.C.

Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on March 31, 2009

Apothecary’s Assistants Collective Grand Opening Celebration!

1_waiting_room_1.jpgJust wanted to let people know about a new MMJ collective here in Long Beach, California called Apothecary’s Assistants Collective (AAC)

I’ll be taking photos and helping with the web site as a community volunteer. Here is their website – – I’ve been working on it for the last few week or so…

AAC is dedicated to providing quality service to the MMJ community here in Long Beach, with a special interest in helping chronic, long term patients and termanly ill patients with high quality medicine at lower prices…

The head budtender is a very cool guy named Josh who I met last summer when he was the head budtender at CCLB. Josh is a natural-born Maître d’ and has a drive to create a place of health, community and wellbeing for his fellow MMJ patients.

This month – April 2009 – they’ll be celebrating their Grand Opening with various specials all month… stop by a visit if you’re in the LBC.

Here’s some basic information:

Apothecary’s Assistants Collective
2805 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90755

click here for a map

Phone: (562) 597-9780
Note: due to a unforeseen delay, our phone service will not be available until 4/1/2009.

Hours: Daily – 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

You can visit their website for more information…

Until later, best of health,
Jon, onehumanbeing