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Probably all you need to know is in this video about me, made by Snoop Dogg’s weed lifestyle brand Merry Jane.

These days, I mostly cover cannabis and the beginning of the end of the war on drugs. I write a column for Rolling Stone, and contribute to a few other publications. Between January 2015 and October 2016, I was a national reporter at BuzzFeed News. I have also written for the LA Review of Books, Rolling Stone, Vice, The Awl, Pop-Up Magazine, and the LA Weekly. I’ve appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s LatinoUSA, KCRW’s Which Way, L.A.?, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, Viceland’s Bong Appetit, and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), among others.

I like honesty, trampolines, pears, parks, Rite Aid, takoyaki, mountains, long hikes and free-form walking adventures, efficiency, cooking, pragmatic solutions, Bill Cunningham, feedback and Los Angeles.

This one time I was on TV in Japan. When they cut back to the studio, the news anchor said he thought I looked like Cher.