Reverse Osmosis Water at Home with @AquaTru

Welcoming @AquaTru to the #HappyTokesTribe! For the past few weeks I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of owning an AquaTru reverse osmosis device. This blog contains a thorough personal introduction to AquaTru, summarizing my experiences and offering a collection of answers I found to curiosities I had about this device including things like: what makes AquaTru special,…

@SmokeyTokePrincess #PersonifyCannabis

#PersonifyCannabis is a series by @HappyTokes that explores the stories of individuals in the @HappyTokesTribe community. Goals of this social campaign are to: give a platform to voices with first-person experiences that inspire, strengthen the bond we have with one another & show there are many faces of cannabis. Meet Katie “Within the past few…

@staying_the_course_ #PersonifyCannabis

#PersonifyCannabis is a series by @HappyTokes that explores the stories of individuals in the @HappyTokesTribe community. Goals of this social campaign are to: give a platform to voices with first-person experiences that inspire, strengthen the bond we have with one another & show there are many faces of cannabis. Meet Steven – “ I tapered…

@Lunar.Highness #PersonifyCannabis

#PersonifyCannabis is a series by @HappyTokes that explores the stories of individuals in the @HappyTokesTribe community. Goals of this social campaign are to: give a platform to voices with first-person experiences that inspire, strengthen the bond we have with one another & show there are many faces of cannabis. >> For a chance to be…

How Madison became @HappyTokes

In this blog post I tell stories from early life experiences which shaped who I am as an activist. I share why cannabis came into my life and how my relationship with it’s consumption has evolved. I explain how my brand/identity HappyTokes shaped my career as a professional in the cannabis industry. And of course,…

Photographer: Jessica Robertson @__GirlWithTheTattoos__

Here’s a glimpse into the day I spent with Jessica, in January 2017, documenting my original baritone Ukulele gifted to me by NO SWEAT . <<—- Click this link to watch a short Youtube video where I tell a magical story about this instrument and the man who gifted it to me.  Jessica and I have…

Emma K. “Doobie” – HappyTokesTribe Talks

Emma Kirchhoff (22) is from South Florida, where the legality of cannabis is a sticky situation. Self diagnosed, she identifies with depression, anxiety, unpredictable nausea, and lack of appetite. Relieved to share her journey with cannabis publicly on this platform, without fear of judgement, Emma is always looking to gain friendly souls in her life…

D & K – HappyTokesTribe Talks

D (29) & K (30) are husband, wife & the loving parents of a young ball of light. The family moved from their home on the east coast, where D & K had legal access to medicinal marijuana to a new home in the midwest of the United States, where they do not have the…

HappyTokesTribe Interviews

The purpose of this platform was always to be a catalyst for connection amongst the cannabis community. Though I’ve personally had countless opportunities to share my story with the world, the content being shared here is severely lacking a spotlight over what makes this community so truly special… YOU. Your stories; your strength. Now, I…

How to Support HappyTokes

Support me today, as I embark on my 25th rotation around the sun, by doing any of the following: 1. Explore HappyTokes.WordPress.com and take some time to READ some of the the content I have put together. There are original blog posts as well as links to interviews I’ve done with several publications. 2. Make sure…

#HappyTokesTour FREE Coloring Pages

(8.5 x 11) Save. Print. Draw. Color. Paint. You’re welcome to color in just as is. BUT… I would love to see these used as templates for new coloring book pages with YOUR ARTWORK surrounding the HappyTokesTour logo. (Please do not try to draw the logo, just add to the background!) You are welcome to…

“Desire Path” Mini-Documentary

Directed and Produced by STACE @wwwSTACEco Filmed by @KhillaKamVisuals in Atlanta, Georgia Starring: Madison Ortiz @HappyTokes Dayle Hall @NightlyNova “Desire Path” (documentary title) inspired by Hayley @Hay_Nolan Dedicated to John AKA “No Sweat” Listen carefully as you watch the documentary. Its loaded with sneak peeks to every single song on my EP, which will be…

Happy Locks; 3 years

Scroll through this entire blog post to see a (mostly) chronological photo documentation of my locks over the past 3 years. Read along to find out my answers to commonly asked questions about my hair. I began locking the entirety of my hair on July 30th, 2014. Why locks? Let’s start from the beginning. My…

Hemp Infused Vegan Lip Balm by Cannasmack

Cannasmack launched their very first vegan lip balm formula, “Plain Mary Jane” this Earth Day .  I spoke with Kenia, the creative director of Cannasmack to bring you the inside scoop. Cannasmack’s products are already dawning the cruelty free emblem, from PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, as they have pledged to never test their products on animals. The…

4.20.2016 with @BrianaAutran for Culture Magazine

420 is right around the corner, once again. Perfect timing to share a re-cap and some additional photos from this shoot with Briana Autran taken for the April 2016, Collectors Issue of Culture Magazine, last year! Photos of @HappyTokes taken by Briana Autran. Such an honor to be featured in this issue with Jerry Garcia on the cover. Click his name to…

Talk to your loved ones about Cannabis.

Medical marijuana consumers of all ages struggle to find the right way to talk to their loved ones about their choice to use natural medication. The following list will walk you through discussion points and offer some linked resources for further exploration, though you are encouraged to do most of the digging on your own. There…

@Acronym Detroit – Amy Cooper

Amy met me on Belle Isle to document the @HappyTokes peach Hemp Infused Lip Balm by Cannasmack, along with the Peach leggings with a matching pattern to the lip balm. It was a beautiful day out, which made the walk to the spot she picked quite enjoyable. It was quite the pleasure to work with…

@what5ever; Heather Delaney

This was my first time meeting and working with Heather. She agreed to meet me at Mattheai Botanical Gardens and was super punctual. I’m pulling down the winding road leading to the building and parking as I see her text me that she’s in the back cactus room ready to go!  After showing her a…

Tribe Leader, Katelyn shares “How to Get Involved”

HappyTokes: Many leaders of the #HappyTokesTribe become so, naturally. Katelyn @smokeytokeprincess is a prime example of someone who’s figured out so many awesome opportunities to connect. She goes above and beyond, setting an example for others regarding how to interact with myself and the tribe; check out her content from day one. Yes, she created the…

@HappyTokes Press Highlights

Links to most recent interviews found on Home Page’s Menu Bar!   “Marijuana.com” powered by Weedmaps launched a wonderful video introducing my incredible community the @HappyTokesTribe! * Watch and share the short video here!* @Marijuanadotcom also asked me some really awesome questions about myself and how “HappyTokes” came to be; which they shared in **this interview.**  I was broadcast…

‘Autism Speaks’ to the HappyTokes Tribe

There was an incredibly positive response to a discussion amongst the HappyTokesTribe on Instagram regarding sensory overload; our individual triggers, responses, tricks to overcome and more. Because of these discussions I met one woman in particular who opened my eyes as she shared her somewhat recent diagnosis with adult Autism. Many of Beth’s (@hippiegirl1984) experiences mirrored…

GibbonsGlass Pinecone Giveaway

In an Instagram giveaway post hosted by @HappyTokes, sponsored by @GibbonsGlass, heartfelt submissions were gathered from from the tribe in hopes to win a UV reactive @GibbonsGlass @ThirdEyePinecones Necklace. The prompt stated the following: “Leave a comment below introducing yourself. ✏ Beyond a name and where in the world you are from…Include things like: How you…

“Winning” on Instagram

The Game: Instagram You know how our youthful minds would sort of just make up the rules to the games we played, as we went along? Well, that’s kind-of how I looked at Instagram… in the beginning. A few years ago, at a peak of turbulent times in my physical health, I was seeking a distraction…

#HappyMail Unboxing @LynSweetArt

Lyn (@LynSweetArt) won the scavenger hunt I hosted in December 2015, and received the largest prize package I’ve ever gifted. Contents of the entire Grand Prize was worth well over $2200.00! She was incredibly patient in receiving all of her treats, as delivery took several packages and a wee-bit more time than I expected. She…

Social Media Promotions – Getting Started

Along my journey, I’ve come across so many talented souls who admire my promotional efforts and reach out in desire to learn more. Although success with online promotions will vary from person to person, I’m happy to provide some directions and leads for you to get started. I highly recommend the world of online promotions…

@VeganCuts BeautyBox

I used to spoil myself with Ipsy and similar monthly subscription services, until the conscious consumer in me started screaming internally, box after box. Sure, I got to try products I never would have bought for myself at full price, but after a few months I started to realize I could have found most of those products…

#HappyMail Unboxing @JennyWakeAndBake

Endless thanks to @JennyWakeAndBake & @ZachIrie420 for this wonderful content. #HappyMail is a reward system for @HappyTokesTribe. I’m Madison, aka @HappyTokes. I regularly select the most interactive friends on Instagram to receive promotional products/stickers/hand written notes. Sometimes, HappyMail is a reward for interactivity, sometimes it’s a reward for winning a contest, while other times, I just happen to…

How to be involved in the @HappyTokesTribe 

Everyday, I am blessed with varied interactions regarding a lovely souls desire to become more active within the @HappyTokesTribe. “How do all of these interactions work? Is there a place for me to do something extra for an opportunity to shine? To answer the latter part first, yes – this identity may have become a…

Published Cannabis Reviews

A collection of cannabis themed work published with Culture Magazine (ireadculture.com) Michigan Region’s: Strain, Concentrate and Edible reviews. Nationally Distributed: News, Highlights Photos and copy by: Madison T. Ortiz @HappyTokes / @HappyTokesTribe * Disclaimer: This is my published work through Culture Magazine. Factual information provided with individual samples, intended for review, can occasionally be incredibly scarce, questionable…

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

To understand the entirety of my story, I feel I need to share a prequel to my personal saga… My younger brother was diagnosed with Cancer, Clear cell sarcoma of the kidney, Stage IV on May 5 1997. He just turned a year old. My family went through a lot during that time in our…