It is with great sadness that we announce the death of brothers, Dustin and Jared Marson, who passed away last weekend. The details of their deaths are still unclear. All the staff at 420 Magazine are shocked and saddened by this news. Our sincere condolences go to their family, friends and all their workmates at Left Coast Wholesale & Rhizoflora.
Sadly many of our members never had the pleasure of meeting or interacting with Dustin or Jared. Dustin was the Operations Manager of Left Coast Wholesale, who also owned Rhizoflora, and Jared was a Product Specialist at Rhizoflora. Together, these two companies owned several brands we promote; GeoFlora Nutrients, GeoPot, Purpinator, Terpinator, Earths Alive & Ecoworks. Dustin was the mastermind behind most of the technical cultivation questions being hurled at them daily for all of these products. When our members asked questions, he was the person answering them in the beginning, then when he got too busy his team used the account but relayed the answers from him. Dustin was a true pleasure to work with: always responsive, helpful and professional. Below you can see him doing what he loved, working on his farm.
Here is an extract from Dustin’s official obituary:
Dustin Marson was a loving husband, brother, son and friend who left this world suddenly on November 12th , 2021. Dustin was born to Jeanne Doire & David Marson on February 10 1989. After graduating high school, he went on to study at California State University Monterey Bay where he earned a degree in Business. It was in Monterey where he met his beautiful wife-to-be Sabrina. The night they met, Dustin showed up on the dance floor in his Spiderman t-shirt and asked Sabrina if she wanted to dance. It was love at first sight; a true love they had not experienced until they met one another. They were married a few years later in an intimate private ceremony in Hawaii and later sealed their union again in holy matrimony in Bodega, CA. After spending time in Healdsburg, Dustin and Sabrina moved to Sebastopol where, along with his brother Jared, they created the Marson Family Farm. It was on the Farm where Dustin & Sabrina began their lives together, sharing it with those close to them…a life filled with laughter, love, and hard work. Dustin’s presence is sorely missed and his loss is deeply felt.
While I never had the pleasure of meeting Jared, I spoke with Dustin on a daily/weekly basis. He was not only a client, he was my friend. I wish to publicly thank Dustin for everything he brought to our mission. My brother, I always have been and always will be grateful to you. You helped us launch our first comparative grow, providing an abundant supply of resources and support for all of our growers around the world. You went beyond the call of duty helping me personally through a distressed grow at my friend’s farm. We were in the middle of working on a project with epic proportions, I will do my best to continue without you and make it happen in your honor. I will forever miss our long, deep discussions, and I already miss you terribly. I’m sending your spirit all my love and positive healing energy through the universe.
– Rob Griffin Founder/CEO 420 Magazine