Born on Halloween, Iris is a 4th generation Angeleno, business owner, and proud member of the city’s vibrant creative community. She documents LA’s signs and billboards and enjoys gummies and pre-rolls.
MedMen: How do you break the Stoner stereotype?
Iris Alonzo: People think stoners just chill out, but I’m much more active and productive when I use marijuana. I also run up tons of flights of stairs a day.
MM: What role does marijuana play in your life?
IA: It helps unlock creative ideas I’ve been toiling over for weeks.
MM: What convinced you try marijuana?
IA: I was a teenager. Nothing had to convince me.
MM: Marijuana enables you to …?
IA: Connect with strangers. And come up with ideas that just roll off the tongue.
MM: What do you do that needs a sharp mind?
IA: Run a business.
MM: Preferred pursuits?
IA: Horseback riding, skinny dipping in the ocean, and tubing in treacherous waters, a.k.a. “stone-aerobics.”
MM: Favorite MedMen products?
IA: Hepburn’s pre-rolls and Lord Jones CBD Gummies.
MM: Personal motto?
IA: Gotta be an optimist.
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