Cannabis Policy Ain't Easy To Follow: Fortunately, These Journalists Make It Simpler For All Of Us

It's happening again so get ready: the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, after a wildly successful and now legendary event in Miami during 4/20 week, we're gearing up now for our Chicago soiree, this coming Sept. 13-14. 

As per usual among Benzinga's creative thinkers, planners and organizers, we've got something new on the agenda for the Chicago conference: the Benzinga Cannabis Awards and there are numerous categories so try to keep up!

Let's start with a category, without which we'd be doing little to no reading and learning about the amazing cannabis plant, what it has to offer and where its legalization stands in the illustrious legislative bodies throughout the country and the Nation's Capital. 

Cannabis Policy Reporter of the Year Category

Tom Angell Marijuana Moment: When new developments in the cannabis industry occur, Tom's 'Marijuana Moment' is usually the first outlet to report them, proving to be an essential source for the rest of us as well as for policymakers, advocates and the general population.

Kyle Jaeger Marijuana Moment: Kyle is the senior editor at 'Marijuana Moment' and covers all things cannabis and psychedelics related. West coast-based, Kyle keeps the news fresh all day long. Prior to MM, Kyle wrote for High Times, VICE and attn. 

Natalie Fertig POLITICO: Natalie, the federal cannabis policy reporter for POLITICO, has written hard-hitting pieces such as "An inconvenient truth (about weed)" in which she looks at just how not-very-green the cannabis industry has become. Natalie never leaves a stone unturned.

Mona Zhang POLITICO: Mona is the self-motivated founder and editor of the cannabis newsletter "Word on the Tree," which was an authoritative daily rundown on all things cannabis around the country. And it was sorely missed by many when POLITICO wisely snapped her up and is now the States cannabis policy reporter. Mona was a freelance journalist for Forbes, The Outline, High Times and more.

Bruce Barcott Leafly: Bruce is Leafly's senior editor who oversees news, investigations and always fascinating feature projects. A Guggenheim Fellow, Bruce wrote "Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America," which was published in 2015. So, we know he's been at it for a while.

Don't miss out on this fall's exciting Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, the leading cannabis investment conference in North America. Sept. 13-14, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is coming to Florida

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Florida, in a new venue in Hollywood, on April 16 and 17, 2024. The two-day event at The Diplomat Beach Resort will be a chance for entrepreneurs, both large and small, to network, learn and grow. Renowned for its trendsetting abilities and influence on the future of cannabis, mark your calendars – this conference is the go-to event of the year for the cannabis world.

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