Stock Pot Images does a great job of helping the industry evolve. A story about its founder, Ophelia Chong, who is also the co-founder of Asians Americans for Cannabis Education and serves as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of Women Grow, explains its genesis:
A veteran of the stock photo industry who teaches Marketing and Self-Promotion for the Photographer at Art Center College of Design, Chong wasn’t previously involved in weed culture in any official capacity. But last January — while was washing her hair, she recalls — Chong wondered to herself whether anyone had thought to establish a cannabis-specific stock photo agency.
When a quick Internet search came up empty, she checked the major photo agencies and noticed that their related images consisted of pot leaves and lame stoner stereotypes. “I thought: this is not right.” Other people agreed.
Her business employs 100 free-lance photographers who have produced over 7000 images.
Read Liz Ohanesian’s “Marijuana Stock Photography Is No Longer Just Sexy Nurses”: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/marijuana-stock-photography-is-no-longer-just-sexy-nurses-6401022