Cannabis journalists tirelessly bring us news about policy, technology, and culture related to the industry day in and day out. As the industry has grown, so has the number of journalists we love to follow. Last year’s list has more than doubled, as we shine a light on the cannabis journalists consistently doing great work in their field.
In our annual cannabis journalist list, you’ll find (alphabetically by surname) a slew of talented marijuana writers, their areas of expertise, and how to best connect with them.
Tom Angell is a Marijuana Moment journalist who has been involved in cannabis reform for over 20 years. You can find his work in publications such as Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe, among others.
Bruce Barcott is the Senior Editor at Leafly where he oversees news, investigations, and feature projects. He is also the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.
Theresa Bennett is the Editor for Hemp Grower at GIE Media. She writes about topics spanning the hemp industry, from growing and processing to regulation and legislation.
Jeremy Berke is a Senior Reporter for Business Insider. He covers news related to regulations, taxes, and market trends.
Debra Borchardt is the Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and CEO of Green Market Report, which covers financial news in the cannabis space.
Jackie Bryant is a San Diego-based freelance journalist. Her focus is almost exclusively on cannabis, but she does cover other lifestyle and culture topics, particularly travel. In addition to her cannabis culture newsletter Cannabitch, you can find her work in Forbes, The Huffington Post, HighTimes Magazine, and more.
Jon Cappetta works as the Vice President of Content for High Times. Jon has extensive experience covering topics from the nightlife, entertainment, cannabis, and beverage industries.
Adryan Corcione is a freelance cannabis journalist and writer based in New Jersey. In the past five years, they’ve reported on cannabis and other drugs for Teen Vogue, Vice, Esquire, High Times, Rolling Stone, Leafly, Allure, and many more. Adryan is also a valued NisonCo team Content Writer.
Paul Demko is the Cannabis Editor at POLITICO Pro, where he also previously covered the health care beat.
Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley, California cannabis industry since 2009. He is a contributor to Cannabis Now, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Hill, and others.
Natalie Fertig is a federal cannabis policy reporter for POLITICO Pro. She covers the development and impact of federal and state cannabis laws.
Elisabeth Garber-Paul is the Culture Editor for Rolling Stone, where she runs sex, drugs, crime, and cannabis coverage. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Revolver, Alternet, and the Nation. She has been covering cannabis issues since 2012.
David George-Cosh is a reporter and business journalist at BNN Bloomberg with a focus on the cannabis industry.
Rachelle Gordon is a cannabis and psychedelics writer based in Oakland, California.
Javier Hasse is a cannabis journalist, entrepreneur, author, and Managing Director for Benzinga. He is also the founder of El Planteo, a Spanish-language media outlet focused on cannabis, psychedelics, and hemp.
A.J. Herrington is a freelance writer covering cannabis news, business, and culture for Forbes, High Times, and more.
Tiffany Kary is a reporter at Bloomberg News. She covers topics such as consumer goods, and in particular: nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and psychedelics.
Anita Krepp is a multimedia journalist and founder of a newsletter, “Cannabis Hoje,” that covers medical, industrial and social cannabis news. She is also a cannabis and psychedelics columnist for Poder 360.
Matt is based in the Greater Toronto Area and is the International Editor for Marijuana Business Daily. At MJBizDaily he leads a team of journalists who focus on the global financial and economic impacts of cannabis.
Eric Sandy is the Digital Editor at GIE Media. He oversees the digital production of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, and Hemp Grower. He covers regulatory and legal news for the cannabis and hemp industries.
Bert Schaneman writes about the cannabis industry for Marijuana Business Daily and Marijuana Business Magazine. He specializes in areas such as cannabis cultivation and extraction but also writes about a broad variety of other topics, including market trends, climate change, and health impacts.
John Schroyer focused on Colorado politics for most of his career, which included covering the Amendment 64 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana. He’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining Marijuana Business Daily in 2014.
Matt Stangel is Leafly’s Oregon Product Specialist. His cannabis-related writings have appeared in The Guardian, Willamette Week, Cascadia Magazine, and elsewhere.
Alicia Wallace is a Senior Writer for CNN Business covering the economy and topics such as the emerging cannabis industry. She specializes in writing economy feature articles and those that focus on bigger-picture developments in the emerging cannabis industry.
Andrew Ward is a New York City-based author, journalist, and branding specialist. He is the author of The Art of Marijuana Etiquette (2021) and Cannabis Jobs (2019). His work can be found in High Times, Business Insider, Benzinga, and many other outlets.
Patrick works as the Managing Editor of GIE Media’s Hemp Grower. Hemp Grower focuses on regulatory news, analysis of industry trends, business strategy, as well as expert advice on cultivation, extraction, marketing, financial topics, legal issues, and more.
Will Yakowicz is a staff writer at Forbes. He covers cannabis, gambling, and more.
Mona Zhang is the state cannabis policy reporter for POLITICO Pro. Previously, she was the founder and editor of the cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree and spent four years as a freelance cannabis journalist for Forbes, The Outline, High Times and more.
A big thanks to all of the journalists who work to shape the cannabis industry daily. This list is not exhaustive, so if you have a favorite cannabis journalist you’d like to see on it, please reach out and let us know.
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