I’ve spent the last several years covering cannabis and hemp news, business, and culture, with more than 1,000 print and digital articles published in the genre. You’ll find my byline under some of the most recognizable mastheads in the business, including High Times, Merry Jane, Cannabis Now, Sensi, and HEMP. I’ve documented stories about legalization and the cannabis industry in my home state of California, the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, and beyond, receiving input in the process from a host of sources including C-suite executives, congressmen, illicit cultivators, and sack slingers. I’ve had a personal relationship with the plant for much of my life, including years spent puttering in the garden. I’m also a graduate of Oaksterdam University, the original cannabis college, and was selected as cultivation program class valedictorian.