Sunday, September 26, 2021

Al Olson

Al Olson is a journalist with nearly 40 years of experience in mainstream print and online media. He has spent the past six years reporting and studying the cannabis industry. Olson began his journalism career working at a handful of daily newspapers in California, including the San Jose Mercury News, where he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989. In 1995, he left the world of print journalism to help the launch of MSNBC.com as one of its founding editors. He spent most of the past 19 years pioneering online journalism at NBC.com, CNBC.com and TODAY.com. In 2014, he was named the first Cannabis Editor for CNBC. "As a young journalist, two of my heroes were Walter Cronkite and Hunter S. Thompson. I admired Cronkite's integrity and Thompson's dramatic flair,” said Olson. “Although these two journalists were on opposite ends of the news spectrum, both understood that the War on Drugs was a colossal failure."

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NFL’s Marijuana Policy May Change Sooner Rather Than Later

The NFL Players Association made a bold step toward softening its position on marijuana use, but it remains to be seen how the league will react.

Cali Wine Industry Worried It May Lose Workers To Marijuana

In the cannabis industry, trimmers are paid nearly triple what a picker can get working in the hot fields. As a cash crop, cannabis is king in California, therefore it typically can pay its workers a higher hourly wage (or by-the-pound wage).

Summer Fun! Marijuana-Friendly RV Park Planned In Oregon

It's the perfect marriage for the outdoorsy cannabis consumer: An RV park that will cater to campers who enjoy a toke or two around the campfire.

Gute Nachrichten! Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana

In a landmark bill, the German parliament last week voted unanimously to legalize medical marijuana. "Those who are severely ill need to get the best possible treatment and that includes health insurance funds paying for cannabis as a...

Nevada Black Market Marijuana May Thrive With Governor’s Tax Plan

In November, Nevada voted for legal adult use of cannabis. A little over two months later, state officials are still debating the law.

Study: Doctors Will Need To Have An Education In Marijuana

The doctors of the future will have a different attitude toward marijuana than today's MDs, according to a study conducted at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.