CO: Sound Engineer Chase Livingston Uses Cannabis To Beat His Own Drum

Photo Credit: Maria Levitov

Chase Livingston moved to Denver from Florida and was quick to notice the difference in cannabis laws. A professional sound engineer, Livingston uses cannabis for recreational purposes and an occasional extra push to fall asleep, but isn’t ignorant of its medical benefits.

Photo Credit: Maria Levitov

“Hello, my name is Chase Livingston. Originally, I’m from Florida, but currently live in Denver. Music is my main passion, and I’m employed as a professional sound engineer. My primary cannabis use is of a recreational nature, though certain products help me sleep very soundly when I need to.”

Photo Credit: Maria Levitov

“The level of access to cannabis and cannabis products here in Colorado benefits my life, and is something I feel would be a net positive if introduced everywhere — especially when I personally know people who use cannabis to treat everything from epilepsy to canine leukemia but run the risk of legal penalty because they live in prohibition areas. In addition, I feel there needs to be an immediate review of all cannabis convictions, most especially in states and localities where cannabis laws have been reformed.”

Trail Blazers is a series of portraits by photographer Maria Levitov spotlighting cannabis consumers from all walks of life.