Smoke and Bridges: The Evolution of Rolling with Marcos “CGO” Surita

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In this episode of Smoke & Bridges, Jimi Devine sits down with famed roller Marcos “CGO” Surita. The Sacramento star and founder of CGO Lifestyle (short for Connoisseur Grade Only) shines a light on the rise of the roller, his foray into events, and the evolution of the hash hole market. Expert rollers like CGO earn top dollar for their creations, and contests celebrating the art of the roll are seeing game-changers like Surita at the top of the class. From Spannabis to Hash Hole Island, CGO is taking his creation to the next level.

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What is Connoisseur Grade Only? It’s being committed to excellence. A complex habit built over the years through practice and discipline. The study of technique and understanding the attention to detail. The acceptance of only the finest grade, through proper selection. Connoisseur Grade Only is a lifestyle built on the demand of accepting only the best and nothing less.

Show credits:

Smoke & Bridges is hosted by Jimi Devine. Special thanks to editor Gary Niederhoff.

This episode was sponsored by Lotus Entheogenic Church and Lift Tickets Cannabis.

Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009 when he moved to California from Lynn, Massachusetts. Currently serving as Cannabis Columnist and Critic for L.A. Weekly, you can also find his writings on cannabis products and policy in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cannabis Now,, High Times, Irvine Weekly, Weedmaps News, 7×7 Magazine, The East Bay Express, Leafly, Civilized, Thrillist and Ed Rosenthal’s book This Bud’s for You. Jimi is one of the main journalists in the world covering the top shelf flower market. Jimi has a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Franklin Pierce University. Be sure to follow him on Twitter! @JimiDevine