Samantha Cole

Sam is a writer based in Brooklyn, frequently found carving a path up and down the East Coast. Before joining The Fresh Toast's founding editorial crew, Sam learned to appreciate the wackiness of local news as a reporter for Virginia's Daily News-Record. After moving to New York to pursue a career in digital journalism, Sam has been a business culture writer for Fast Company and social media editor for PSFK. When she’s not writing about pole-dance parades or how to achieve Danksgiving greatness, you can find her writing in various science, technology and culture outlets, including Van Winkle's, Popular Science and Motherboard at Vice.

Author’s recent posts:

5 Valuable Tips For Launching A Marijuana Business

Thinking of getting into the marijuana business? It’s not a simple as slapping some green leaf stickers on your cool new product.

We Dare To Read This Story About Mister Rogers And Not Cry

On the 50th anniversary of the first airing of "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," writer Anthony Breznican shared his encounter with the man himself.

An 11-Foot Alligator Was Just Waiting For This Guy To Show Up To Work

The alligator. They’re hanging out on golf courses, chillin' in your homes, and now they’re waiting for you to get your ass to work on time.

4 US States That Have The Most Affordable Legal Marijuana

Reporter Kevin Drum used data from the crowdsource information website to find out where legal marijuana was cheapest.

The Cannabis Industry Will Be Bigger Than Ice Cream, Streaming Music, And Girl Scout Cookies

A new report from Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the total demand for marijuana in the cannabis industry is worth around $45-$50 billion in the US.

What Marijuana Did For This Alzheimer’s Patient Will Give You Hope

For the elderly suffering from late-stage diseases like Alzheimer's, marijuana can bring relief from agitation and combativeness.

Is Miley Cyrus Really Done Being A Marijuana Advocate?

When 'Billboard' visited her recording studio in Malibu, California, they found a different Miley than we’ve come to know through her recent albums.

Bring An Open Mind To This California Marijuana Yoga Retreat

The Cannabliss experience is five days in June of food, yoga, and yes, legal weed. What could be better than a marijuana yoga retreat?

Study: Grandma Wants To Smoke Your Marijuana Stash

Grandma wants to smoke your marijuana, and grandpa’s micro dosing: A new study shows that older Americans don’t see it as risky behavior.

A Heartwarming Love Story Between An Elderly Penguin And An Anime Character

Grape, a 20-year-old penguin living at Tobu Zoo in Saitama, Japan, seems to be smitten with an anime character.