Cash Only’s 420 Recs: Jackie Bryant, Powerhouse Pot Reporter

Cash Only’s 420 Recs: Jackie Bryant, Powerhouse Pot Reporter
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This article was originally published on Cash Only. Sign up for the newsletter here and follow Cash Only on Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter. Jackie Bryant is one of the preeminent cannabis reporters in the game. To just call her a “weed writer” feels like a slight, though. She’s a reporter’s reporter with a gumshoe quality and a background covering other beats — who now focuses her energy on the cannabis industry.  Regardless of the topic, Jackie is an extremely sharp thinker and total hound, with many of her stories incorporating dozens of interviews. If anything, she’s elevating the weed beat to the standards of “mainstream” investigative reporting through her no holds barred approach.  Take, for example, her essay “Growing Pains,” published on her substack, Cannabitch. While more of a meta analysis of the trials and tribulations of writing about weed for a living, Jackie is still fearless in her convictions and backs them up with personal anecdotes that most writers would sweep under the rug due to fear of controversy. Despite the risk of alienating certain publishers, she makes the case that weed media is stuck in some negative feedback loops, and says so in no uncertain terms:  “On the strictly editorial side, many journalists and editors are overrun with neverending content needs and non-commensurate pay, so they will run quick-hit, thin stories based on press releases without fact-checking. It has created a cozy environment between publicists and journalists that feeds the content beast and keeps clients happy, but it also results in lazy, poor-quality journalism.” G’damn! Tell us how you really feel Jackie recently took a full-time gig at San Diego Magazine, but her by-line has appeared everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Her website lists at least 60 different big-name publications she’s published work in, though the body count…

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