The co-founder of one of New York's premiere delivery services on capitalism, dating while dealing, and creating a safe space in cannabis for queer people of color.


This Conversation appears in Volume Two of our print magazine. You can pick up a copy here or at a stockist near you. It also makes a great gift, so why not buy two? Hell, make it three.

My mother doesn’t know what I do. She emigrated from South America back in the ’80s, at the height of the cartel, so for obvious reasons, my family has a tenuous relationship with the idea of cannabis. I tell her that I do catering and work for a courier service, which is not too far from the truth. 

I grew up in a very immigrant neighborhood in Queens, mostly Colombian, Korean, and Central American. We’re very much a working-class family. My mother is actually very mum on how she ended up here, so I’ve recently been trying to fill in the blanks. I traveled back to South America and found some of my family. She had a wild life. Those Narcos-style shows are not too far from reality.