Pride Month: Glass House x Emily Eizen
Posted June 30, 2021 By Kelly Graham
It’s no secret that the LGBTQIA+ community has left an everlasting impact on the cannabis industry we know and love today. From the brave pioneers that fought for cannabis patients during the AIDS crisis to activists that continue to fight for equity in the industry today, we owe them a huge thank you—that’s why we could not be more thrilled to announce our collaboration with queer artist, Emily Eizen.
In honor of Pride Month, we teamed with Emily to create a psychedelic version of the Glass House Farms Logo for a collection of limited edition t-shirts. All proceeds will go to the Transgender Law Center to benefit their continued efforts to support the trans community. On this shirt, you’ll find her signature 60’s psychedelic-inspired style that showcases the beauty, freedom, and diversity Eizen considers essential to establishing equity in the cannabis space and beyond.
Read on to learn a little more about her story and how she got here today.
MEET EMILY EIZEN
Although Eizen (pronounced i-zen) has amassed 17K followers on Instagram for her trippy, often cannabis-inspired art, she wasn’t always known for being a weed warrior.
Eizen grew up in Southern California, so weed wasn’t exactly taboo like it was for many of us as kids. She was first exposed to it in the eighth grade but wasn’t interested in it until after high school—in fact, she was far more interested in politics.
She went on to pursue a Political Science degree, and while she enjoyed her studies, something was missing. That something turned out to be art and creating.
In search of the creative side that seemed to easily flow to her in her adolescence, Eizen turned to our favorite herb, cannabis. She found that anytime she enjoyed some, her passion for art was reignited. It wasn’t long before she dropped out of college and moved back to LA to start her foray into the wide world of weed.
Eizen began budtending at a range of different cannabis dispensaries and eventually began to notice a pattern — most brands had a less than lackluster social presence. There was no clear direction, no aesthetic, no curation. So when her manager at the time, Gina (another strong queer woman in the cannabis industry), promoted her to Social Media Manager and Creative Director, a fire was lit.
After years of hustling at events, creating authentic connections, and honing her artistic craft, she slowly emerged as the psychedelic shapeshifter we know today. Currently, you can find Eizen making a living as a full-time freelance artist and works with everything from paint to home decor to sculpture — and we can’t wait to see what she’s up to next.
Get Your Glass House x Emily Eizen T-Shirt
Grab your Glass House x Emily Eizen shirt before they’re gone and do some good while you’re at it. When you buy a shirt, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Transgender Law Center to support their work with the trans community. If you ask us, few things are better than looking good and doing good at the same time. Happy Pride Month, fam!
Kelly is a creative multi-hyphenate and chef with an affinity for all things weed. She currently lives, works, and bakes in sunny Los Angeles, California. To see what she’s cooking up next, check her out at Not Your Mom’s Kitchen.