The Top Cannabis Reporters and Cannabis Journalists to Follow on LinkedIn and X in 2024

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Written by: Johanna Bloomquist

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The cannabis industry is community-driven and can move quickly. As one of the country’s highest-ranked cannabis media marketing firms, NisonCo has connections with some of the best cannabis reporters in the sector. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the best cannabis journalists to follow in your quest to stay informed on this exciting industry.  


Addison Herron-Wheeler

Addison writes about music, culture, and cannabis. She’s contributed to High Times and is the editor of Denver-based OUT FRONT Magazine. You can keep up with Addison Herron-Wheeler on LinkedIn and X (formerly known as Twitter)


A.J. Herrington

A.J. writes about cannabis business, culture, and news. He is a freelance writer who has produced content for Forbes, High Times, and several other publications. You can connect with A.J. Herrington on LinkedIn and X.


Alicia Wallace

Alicia discusses the economy, including the economy of the burgeoning cannabis industry, in her role as a Senior Writer for CNN Business. You can keep up with Alicia Wallace on LinkedIn and X.


Andrew Ward

Andrew is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in publications such as High Times, Business Insider, and Benzinga. He is also the author of The Art of Marijuana Etiquette and Cannabis Jobs. You can follow Andrew Ward’s work on LinkedIn and X


Anita Krepp

Anita is the editor-in-chief of Breeza, a podcaster at the Cannabis Hoje Pod and a columnist at Poder360 who collaborated with media worldwide. She is also the founder of Cannabis Hoje, a newsletter that discusses medical, social, and industrial cannabis. You can keep up with Anita Krepp’s work on LinkedIn or X.  


Ashley Southall

Ashley is a reporter with The New York Times. She covers cannabis, law enforcement, and social justice issues. You can stay updated with Ashley Southall’s work on LinkedIn or X


Bruce Barcott

Bruce is a cannabis writer who has worked as a Senior Editor at Leafly. He is the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America and is working on his next book. You can keep up with Bruce Barcott’s work on LinkedIn.


Chris Roberts

Chris is an investigative journalist who covers cannabis and politics for MJBizDaily. His work has also appeared in publications like The Guardian, VICE, The Daily Beast, and Observer. You can follow Chris Roberts on LinkedIn and X.


Danté Jordan 

Danté is a cannabis writer and consultant. Thrillist, High Times, Leafly, and Weedmaps have featured his work. You can connect with Danté Jordan on LinkedIn and X.


David Mantey

David is the Editorial Director of Digital Media at Industrial Equipment News. You can keep up with David Mantey on LinkedIn.


Debra Borchardt

Debra is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Green Market Report, a publication that covers the financial dimension of the cannabis industry. You can follow Debra Borchardt’s work on LinkedIn or X.


Dustin Hoxworth

Dustin is the creator of Fat Nugs Magazine, covering all things cannabis culture. He edits and writes for the magazine as well. You can stay updated with Dustin Hoxworth’s work on LinkedIn and X.


Eric Sandy

Eric is a cannabis writer and editor. As the Digital Editor for GIE Media, he supervises the production of Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, and Hemp Grower. You can follow Eric Sandy on LinkedIn and X.


Felisa Rogers

Felisa is a cannabis editor and writer with over 25 years of experience covering all aspects of the cannabis industry. You can follow Felisa Rogers on LinkedIn and X.


Garrett Rudolph 

Garrett is an editor in the cannabis and psychedelic industries. He currently works as an Editor for Marijuana Venture. You can keep up with Garrett Rudolph on LinkedIn and X.


Hannah (Izer) Vysoky

Hannah is a cannabis-industry writer whose work has appeared in Thrillist. She is also a Community Lead for High There! and an active member of Illinois Women in Cannabis. You can connect with Hannah Vysoky on LinkedIn.


Jackie Bryant

Jackie is a freelance cannabis journalist and Managing Editor at San Diego Magazine. She facilitates a cannabis culture newsletter, Cannabitch, and her work has appeared in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, and High Times. You can connect with Jackie Bryant on LinkedIn and X.


Javier Hasse

Javier is a reporter in the cannabis, CBD, hemp, and psychedelics space. He is the Head of Content for Benzinga, author of Start Your Own Cannabis Business, and CEO of El Planteo, a Spanish-language news site covering hemp and cannabis. You can follow Javier Hasse on LinkedIn and X.


Jeremy Berke

Jeremy is a cannabis reporter and former Senior Reporter at Insider. Now, he is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Cultivated Media, a newsletter dedicated to the development of the cannabis industry. You can keep up with Jeremy Berke’s work on LinkedIn and X.

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Jimi Devine

Jimi is a Cannabis Columnist at LA Weekly. He writes on cannabis reform and products, and his work has been featured in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, Cannabis Now, and Thrillist. You can follow Jimi Devine on LinkedIn and X.


John Schroyer

John is a cannabis journalist who covers Colorado politics and the business of cannabis. He worked as a Senior Reporter and Chief Correspondent for MJBiz and is currently a Senior Reporter for Green Market Report. You can connect with John Schroyer on LinkedIn and X.


Jon Cappetta

Jon writes about cannabis, culture, and entertainment. He is currently the Vice President of Content at High Times. You can follow Jon Cappetta on LinkedIn and X


Kaitlin Domangue

Kaitlin is a strategist and creator of The Green Paper, a newsletter dedicated to the cannabis business. You can keep up with Kaitlin Domangue on LinkedIn and X.  


Kyle Jaeger

Kyle is a cannabis journalist and a Managing Editor at Marijuana Moment. He has also contributed to High Times, VICE, and attn. You can connect with Kyle Jaeger on LinkedIn and X


Elisabeth Garber-Paul

Elisabeth is the Culture Editor for Rolling Stone. Her work has been featured in Revolver, New York Magazine, The Nation, and Alternet. You can stay updated with Elisabeth Garber-Paul’s work on LinkedIn and X.


Matt Lamers

Matt is a journalist and editor in the cannabis industry who focuses primarily on cannabis finance and the sector’s economy. He is an International Editor at MJBiz. You can keep up with Matt Lamers on LinkedIn and X


Matt Stangel

Matt is the Oregon Product Specialist at Leafly and a Cannabis Critic for Willamette Week. His work has been featured in publications such as The Guardian and Cascadia Magazine. You can follow Matt Stangel on LinkedIn and X.


Mona Zhang

Mona is the founder and editor of the cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree. She currently works as a United States Cannabis Policy Reporter for Politico, and her freelance work has appeared in publications such as High Times, Forbes, and The Outline. You can stay updated with Mona Zhang’s work on LinkedIn and X.


Natalie Fertig 

Natalie is a Federal Cannabis Policy Reporter at Politico. Her freelance work has appeared in numerous publications, including Politico Magazine, Rolling Stone, Leafly, and Marijuana Moment. You can follow Natalie Fertig on LinkedIn and X.


Patrick Williams

Patrick is a cannabis writer and editor. He has worked as a Senior Editor and Managing Editor with Cannabis Business Times, Hemp Grower, and Cannabis Dispensary. You can stay updated with Patrick Williams on LinkedIn and X.


Paul Demko

Paul is a reporter who has covered many different topics and industries throughout his career. He is currently the Cannabis Editor for Politico. You can connect with Paul Demko on LinkedIn and X.


Rachelle Gordon 

Rachelle is a writer in the cannabis and psychedelics industries. Her work has appeared in publications such as mg Magazine and Cannabis & Tech Today. You can keep up with Rachelle Gordon on LinkedIn and X.


Solomon Israel

Solomon is a cannabis reporter. He has written for The Winnipeg Free Press and CBC and is currently a reporter for Marijuana Business Daily. You can catch up with Solomon Israel on LinkedIn and X.


Theresa Bennett

Theresa is a cannabis journalist. She has worked as a reporter and editor for Hemp Grower and Cannabis Business Times. You can keep up with Theresa Bennett’s work on LinkedIn and X.


Thomas Mitchell

Tomas covers all aspects of cannabis in his position as the Cannabis Editor for Denver Westword. You can follow Thomas Mitchell’s work on LinkedIn and X.


Tiffany Kary

Tiffany is a reporter with Bloomberg News. Her work encompasses cannabis, psychedelics, and other consumer goods. You can stay up to date with Tiffany Kary on LinkedIn and X


Tom Angell

Tom is a cannabis editor and publisher with over 20 years of experience in the industry. His work has appeared in publications such as Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He is currently producing work for Marijuana Moment. You can keep up with Tom Angell on LinkedIn and X.


Will Yakowicz

Will is a reporter and journalist who covers various topics, including cannabis and culture. He contributes to Inc. Magazine and Forbes. You can find Will Yakowicz on LinkedIn and X.

A Cannabis PR Firm Can Help You Connect with Cannabis Reporters

This is by no means an exhaustive list of cannabis reporters, journalists, and cannabis writers — countless talented individuals are covering the cannabis industry for publications worldwide. If your favorite cannabis journalist isn’t included in this list — or if you are a cannabis reporter in the industry yourself, contact NisonCo today to let us know and get on our list for next year. 

With all of the exciting developments in the industry, it can be hard to get your company or your story in front of the right people. A cannabis public relations agency with extensive, long-standing connections to renowned cannabis journalists can help. NisonCo has placed stories for countless cannabusinesses; we can do the same for yours. Contact NisonCo today to start getting press coverage.

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