Sharon Letts

Writer and Producer Sharon Letts began her life's work at the age of 24 as a flower gardener in Southern California, under the shingle, “The Secret Garden."

When a local television programming director asked Sharon to produce and host a gardening show, her company name became “Secret Garden Productions,” producing a gardening series titled, “In and Out of the Garden,” which aired for three years in four counties in Southern California.

Sharon went on to executive produce “Off the Beaten Path,” a California travelogue for PBS with a focus on art, food and wine.

After working as a field and segment producer for documentary and magazine shows in Los Angeles, Sharon was brought up to Humboldt County to produce a news show when she presented with breast cancer, Lobular Carcinoma.

Because she was in the cannabis capitol of the world, she was given Rick Simpson Oil, putting the cancer into remission, and helping her do away with 10 prescription medications, changing her life and career forever.

“I’m from the 70s," Sharon explained. "Cannabis has been my medicine for a very long time, I just didn’t know it until I had cancer. I support both recreational and medicinal use, but now, it’s become my only medicine, and in my fifties, I feel better than I have in years.”

Today Sharon writes internationally for many magazines profiling patients, medicine makers, and everything surrounding the burgeoning cannabis industry. Her essays have been translated into Spanish, now published in Mexico and Spain. She’s also coming back to television full circle, developing intelligent TV shows on what she calls “good medicine.”

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Articles by Sharon Letts


Weed Traveler: An American Stoner in Mexico Weed Traveler: An American Stoner in Mexico Weed Traveler: An American Stoner in Mexico Weed Traveler: An American Stoner in Mexico


This past April, Mexico’s government began the process of legalizing cannabis as medicine, increasing the total number of countries legal...

Weed Traveler: San Diego Local Sesh Weed Traveler: San Diego Local Sesh Weed Traveler: San Diego Local Sesh Weed Traveler: San Diego Local Sesh


The San Diego Local Sesh is undeniably a place for the once covert cannabis community of San Diego to come together in unity to enjoy each...

Weed Traveler: Exploring Venice Beach Weed Traveler: Exploring Venice Beach Weed Traveler: Exploring Venice Beach Weed Traveler: Exploring Venice Beach


Being a more progressive town, Venice Beach has embraced the cannabis culture with both arms outstretched, and with exuberance

Weed Traveler: High Adventures in Portlandia Weed Traveler: High Adventures in Portlandia Weed Traveler: High Adventures in Portlandia Weed Traveler: High Adventures in Portlandia


For fun things to do while medicated in Portland, check out our Weed Traveler's top suggestions

Weed Traveler: High Rolling in Sin City Weed Traveler: High Rolling in Sin City Weed Traveler: High Rolling in Sin City Weed Traveler: High Rolling in Sin City


Medical cannabis has been allowed in Nevada since 2013. And, though registered voters in the state voted for recreational cannabis use in...

Weed Traveler: Humboldt County is the Cannabis Capital of the World Weed Traveler: Humboldt County is the Cannabis Capital of the World Weed Traveler: Humboldt County is the Cannabis Capital of the World Weed Traveler: Humboldt County is the Cannabis Capital of the World


Those traveling to Humboldt as a pot tourist might be surprised by the unavailability of good bud

Transitioning from Female to Male: Weed Can Help Transitioning from Female to Male: Weed Can Help Transitioning from Female to Male: Weed Can Help Transitioning from Female to Male: Weed Can Help


As Marval Rechsteiner made the transition from female to male, he turned to cannabis to help ease emotional and physical stress

Weed Traveler: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market Weed Traveler: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market Weed Traveler: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market Weed Traveler: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market


With the establishment of the San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market in 2016, cannabis start-ups gearing up for recreation, and an ongoing Local...

Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land Weed Traveler: The 420 Games in La La Land


Kicking off her Weed Traveler series for Hydrolife, Sharon Letts attended the 420 Games in Los Angeles to see what they were all about

Is Cannabis Use in Seniors on the Rise? Is Cannabis Use in Seniors on the Rise? Is Cannabis Use in Seniors on the Rise? Is Cannabis Use in Seniors on the Rise?


An unlikely sector of the population is playing a larger role than anticipated in the fight to end cannabis prohibition. Sharon Letts tells...

Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative Soaking in a Little Sunshine: Sunboldt Grown Cooperative


Why is the Emerald Triangle a leader in growing quality cannabis? Sunshine Johnston takes Hydrolife writer Sharon Letts on a tour of...

Pearl and Joyce are The Bud Sisters of Southern Humboldt Pearl and Joyce are The Bud Sisters of Southern Humboldt Pearl and Joyce are The Bud Sisters of Southern Humboldt Pearl and Joyce are The Bud Sisters of Southern Humboldt


Longtime friends Pearl Moon and Joyce Centofanti have spent decades having adventures, creating and healing together. As The Bud Sisters,...

Cannabis & Pets: Is it OK to Give Medical Marijuana to Your Dog? Cannabis & Pets: Is it OK to Give Medical Marijuana to Your Dog? Cannabis & Pets: Is it OK to Give Medical Marijuana to Your Dog? Cannabis & Pets: Is it OK to Give Medical Marijuana to Your Dog?


Luckily, within the cannabis community, help is on the way with as many supplements, therapies and treatments for our furry friends as...

Sophie’s Story: An Example of How Medical Marijuana is Helping Children Heal Sophie’s Story: An Example of How Medical Marijuana is Helping Children Heal Sophie’s Story: An Example of How Medical Marijuana is Helping Children Heal Sophie’s Story: An Example of How Medical Marijuana is Helping Children Heal


Sophie Ryan was just eight months old when she developed a twitch in her right eye. Her parents, Tracy and Josh Ryan, said she had been a...

California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis California Dreaming: Why the Golden State Said Yes to Cannabis


Sharon Letts examines what the future holds for the cannabis industry in California and beyond

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