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John Bayes has been a key player in the cannabis industry in both Oregon and California for the last 20 years. His focus has been cultivation education in combination with high level Buddhist teachings which integrate intention into the cultivation practice. These practices along with sourcing the highest level of organic inputs combine to create the methodology we call “Intentional Horticulture”. John has also consulted at nearly every level in the cannabis industry, whether it be in cultivation, or at the State and National level with many politicians that champion the cannabis industry.

Philanthropic endeavours include monetary and physical donations to His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s personal monastery, The Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies.


Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, John Bayes has been closely connected with cannabis culture starting from a very young age. As a young adult Bayes explored many career paths, but found a deep interest in esoteric studies and psychedelic self discovery. It was these unique interests that triggered an intense urge to explore plants and their medicinal qualities in a more traditional lineage based manor. In 2004 after doing a good deal of self exploration Bayes was inspired to travel to Peru. On this journey he would seek to learn more extensively the traditions of wisdom plants from the jungles and highlands of this sacred country. In Iquitos, at the first International Shamanic Conference, Bayes came in to contact with his first teacher, Sayre Tupac Waricocia. Coincidentally, this is also when Bayes made his first junction with deeper Buddhist traditions and philosophical studies. Sayre Tupac was more of a Neo-Style teacher, combining Buddhist psychology, philosophy & practices, quantum physics, and Andean plant wisdoms. Sayre received his training in the Buddhist tradition under the Karma Kagyu lineage in India. Sayre’s Buddhist traditions, lifelong training in Peruvian wisdom plants, and a sacred Incan heritage helped to form a bond with Bayes that would last a lifetime. Bayes continues to study and train in Buddhist traditions under the guidance of the Namgyal Monastery to this day.

Politically, Bayes has worked closely with state and federal level politicians to help shape and create sensible laws based around cannabis. In Oregon, Bayes served on multiple advisory boards, guiding the states regulatory process and testifying to help secure the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program under the request of Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski. 



With countless growing techniques floating around in the cannabis domain, the task of creating a successful garden can feel quite overwhelming. At Green Bodhi our focus is on creating a setup that is not only organic, but one that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. 

The main cultivation philosophy of Green Bodhi is to trust our natural intuition through awareness. By delineating our self-centered perspectives and aligning our minds with altruism, Bayes feels we can actually start to get a true glimpse of our relationship with the plant, ultimately bringing the plant to their true potential. This is yet another reason why, at Green Bodhi, we focus on regenerative and probiotic organic practices. With these philosophies in mind we aim to provide a final product that increases happiness while reducing suffering, all while being mindful of the footprint we are leaving behind. This is the root and meaning of Intentional Horticulture



As we roll into a new era of cannabis cultivation and legalization it is quickly becoming apparent that there are a number of brands entering the scene with one sole intention, to profit from cannabis. At Green Bodhi we are committed to respecting and appreciating the plant for what it provides us, awareness and medicine. Education in enviroganic, intentionally grown cannabis helps us provide a conduit of happiness, awareness, appreciation, and healing to those who may be suffering.



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