From Hawaii to Washington to California, adjusting life in new cities has been an educating challenge and adventure for me. One of the most interesting cultural differences I've come upon in California, is the existence (and abundance of) Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. Not only is it quasi-legal to use and sell marijuana, but there are many varieties with varied effects depending on the ailments one intends on curing.

Years ago I did a hand-sewn plush of an anthropomorphic marijuana leaf for a friend of mine. Now that I crochet, I decided to redo the little bud, "Herby," as an accessory. I did two different shades of green and made two slightly different facial expressions to indicate Sativa and Indica (droopy eyes).

Like any mind and/or body altering substance, you should use in moderation and be responsible.