I’m a Los Angeles/New York-based journalist on the cannabis beat. I also write about psychedelics and Judaism (in jest, I’ll say “Jews & Drugs”), as well as culture, policy, and science. I’m passionate and curious about how people can transcend their minds to access something greater than themselves — be it through getting high off acid or God, meditating, creating art, or physical movement, I’ve set out to explore the various ways people nourish their souls. This is what drives me, and most of my writing, in some way or another, connects back to this theme.
These days, I work as features editor for cannabis lifestyle publication Civilized. I’ve also freelanced hundreds of articles for outlets like Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, High Times, Merry Jane, Tablet, the Forward, Miss Grass, and Nylon, among others.
I started out with a column on cannabis at the Village Voice, just after I graduated from Columbia Journalism School. Prior to that, I lived in Tel Aviv, working with Israel's African refugee community. In a past life, I also lived at a crazy co-op called Cloyne, while studying rhetoric and linguistics at UC Berkeley.
In addition to print journalism, I've dabbled in copywriting and radio, having written for companies like Eaze, Vitality Biopharma, Herbal Blend, Phivida, and the Buried Alive Project, as well as having appeared on In the Know 420, KPFK's The 420 Files, KNCE's Wake Up Taos, Rogue 420, Chris Medina’s In Your Head podcast, and other shows.