Up In Smoke: Jonathan Hay in Civilized Magazine.


Read the Civilized story on Jonathan Hay: “How Cannabis Helped Celebrity Publicist Overcome a 4/20 Trauma”

Civilized is a prestigious publication that reaches a different kind of cannabis consumer – one that is affluent, educated, professional and enjoys cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle.

Excerpt from the story: 

How Cannabis Helped Celebrity Publicist Jonathan Hay Overcome a 4/20 Trauma

4/20 is, for many, one of the happiest days of the year. But this was not the case for veteran celebrity publicist and record producer Jonathan Hay last year. Instead of blazing with his extremely cool clients and friends (A list that includes Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna and Dr. Dre), Hay and his daughter were being held at gunpoint and abused by a couple of criminals who had broken intro their home in Louisville, Kentucky.

It was not the death threats that marked Hay, though. What really took a toll on his mental health was seeing his daughter being pistol-whipped and fearing for his 14-year-old girl’s life.

While many would turn to counseling for comfort, Hay turned to music and weed instead. “I didn’t go though any kind of counseling or therapy, although I was strongly recommended to do so. I chose to personally heal through cannabis and music,” he said. “Cannabis tends to help calm down my Type A personality and help me relax. It definitely helps with my creativity.”

Read the full story on Civilized.