All sorts of people are jumping ship from their traditional, often cushy, jobs to join the green rush or otherwise be a part of the brave new world of cannabis.
Recently a couple of Russian bankers joined the slew of entrepreneurs who are bailing out of the stuffy financial industry. Now, journalists are being lured in.
Last week, Westword reported a story that caught our eye.
Veteran journalist Peter Marcus, of the ColoradoPolitics.com website he helped launch, said recently that: “The cannabis industry is more lucrative and has more stability than journalism these days.”
Marcus is leaving journalism to become communications director for the cannabis company, Terrapin Care Station.
Like any other business, weed-related companies need communication specialists, as growth in all sectors of the industry can’t seem to stop.
Terapin Care Station, under Marcus, will create a content site that will also focus on research and some point-counterpoint journalism aimed at the the likes of the recent piece in USA Today entitled, “Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally.”
The vitriolic piece was roundly criticized for being long on myth, short on facts and full of incorrect innuendo that feeds into prohibitionist rhetoric.
USA Today published the piece shortly after Senator Corey Booker proposed an ambitious plan to legalize marijuana nationally, directly challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has threatened to crack down on weed.
“There are others out there, and when we see columns that are filled with misinformation, we’re going to combat them,” said Marcus. “That’s where my journalism skills come in.”
So, yes, the weed industry needs advocates who can explain and disseminate actual facts. Prohibitionists and science deniers must be challenged when they propagate myths about marijuana.
After all, facts matter.
DC Lawmaker Aims to Get Green Light for Recreational Cannabis Sales
Wisconsin Governor Announces He Will Make “First Step” Toward Legalizing Cannabis
The Cannabis Lobby Is Upping Its Presence In Washington DC
Terminally Ill Patients in Australian Hospital to be Treated with Psilocybin
Health5 days ago
Medical Marijuana Recalled From Two Michigan Dispensaries Due to Failed Lab Tests
News7 days ago
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Brings Former Marijuana Policy Project Director to Her Staff
People6 days ago
Antonio Bascaro: Father. War Hero. Longest Living Pot Prisoner
Legalization6 days ago
Rep. Earl Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol
Medical Marijuana5 days ago
NJ Doctor Suspended for Recommending Medical Marijuana to Thousands of Patients
Sponsored7 days ago
What are the Best Strains from Humboldt to Grow Outdoors?
News2 days ago
Man Leaves Two Pounds of Pot in Uber, is Arrested Trying to Retrieve It
Sponsored5 days ago
CBD vs Kratom: Which Is Best For You?