Grown In is your home for cannabis industry news and information, providing detailed reporting as well as online training and learning for cannabis businesses.

Grown In’s industry reporting keeps track of the names, companies, regulators, and business moves you need to know. Our online education trains cannabis workers and keeps leaf-touching cannabis companies in regulatory compliance.

Our reporting is produced by experienced journalists with decades of business and political reporting experience, and our education products by an experienced team of learning designers. Together, we’re building an organization focused on bringing you high-quality information about one of the country’s most opaque – and potentially most profitable – new industries, cannabis.

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Mike is an itinerate reporter, recovering political consultant, and strategy game devotee.
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Eric is a social impact entrepreneur with 20 years experience as an educator and organizational leader

Prior to reporting for Grown In, Cynthia was a politics reporter for Spotlight PA, a nonpartisan newsroom based in Harrisburg and reported at the Boston Globe. In 2019 she graduated from Boston University, where she completed an undergraduate degree in journalism with a concentration in computer science. A native Spanish speaker, Cuban immigrant, and refugee raised in Hialeah, Florida, Cynthia is particularly interested in reporting on marginalized communities and how they interface with political, institutional, and governmental systems.

Brad is a journalist, serial entrepreneur and media ecologist. He lives in Chicago with his son. Interests include music, meditation and Miles Davis.
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Award-winning journalist with a career that started on Chicago’s South Side providing general news coverage. In addition to Illinois, coverage regions include Georgia and Louisiana where I provided city and parish government and state legislative news coverage. Veteran of Shreveport Times, The Brunswick News, Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Defender, and Citizen Newspapers.
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Zack cut his journalistic teeth covering high school sports in the south before spending a decade covering local government, politics and the courts in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He’s previously written for Vice, WIRED, Mental Floss and Dig Boston.
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Monica spent the first year of her cannabis career overseeing all HR functions for Verano/Zenleaf retail dispensaries and cultivation in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arkansas. Her responsibilities kept her in the field, working directly with and for employees in dispensaries and cultivation sites. “The future is bright in cannabis,” Monica says, “And I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of it!”

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