It’s safe to say that the weed industry wouldn’t be as productive if it weren’t for the many helpful, dedicated, and knowledgable cannabis journalists; take it from us. It isn’t all bong rips and CBD beverage sips on this side; reviewing popular products and strains while staying on top of the evolving cannabis industry can be a tough gig.
But thankfully, there are thousands of cannabis journalists and writers out there helping users get the most knowledge and information about the plant that makes their hearts skip a beat. In honor of World Journalist Day, here’s a list of some of our favorite cannabis journalists who make the weed world go round.
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Freelance Writer & Editor
Tyler Koslow is a freelance writer and editor who centers his informative texts around cannabis, technology, and culture. His most recent works have examined and analyzed the development of 3D Printing technology, but he’s also passionate about informing readers of how to consume marijuana safely and efficiently.
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Freelance Writer & Photographer
This one is close to home. Sara Brittany Somerset is a freelance multimedia journalist and photographer who’s worked with us, Forbes, and High Times. Her passionate writings cover cannabis laws and regulations and examine the evolving legality of marijuana and how it will impact the industry.
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Freelance Editor & Content Producer
Valli Herman is an experienced Los Angeles-based freelance editor and content producer. Herman has accumulated knowledge of vast topics as a former Los Angeles Times journalist that spans outside of cannabis. She’s known for writing helpful and intriguing articles surrounding cannabis, fashion, food, and travel.
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Business In Vancouver (BIV)
Glen Korstrom is a Vancouver-based business journalist who covers various topics, expanding on retail, tourism, hospitality, cannabis, and consumer-related trends. He’s also acted as editor of BIV’s annual magazine CannaBiz, but is most known for his work in Glacier Media publications like Vancouver is Awesome, the North Shore News, and Burnaby Now.
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Mary Jane Gibson is a legend. She’s a culture editor at High Times and also contributes to other major publications like Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Leafly. Gibson does an incredible job of blurring the lines between pop culture and the cannabis industry while collaborating with fellow cannabis journalists to give in-depth and informative reviews of the top marijuana strains and products.