If you live in Oregon, then you should be familiar with The Oregonian and OregonLive.Com. They combine to be the largest media outlet in the entire state of Oregon. For a long time activists considered the media company to be unfavorable to all things marijuana, but that has changed a lot recently. As proof, consider the fact that the media company is now hiring a freelance marijuana reviewer who will be paid to consume marijuana and write reviews about what they consumed. The media company recognizes that readers are eager for that information, and they want a writer that can help educate their readers on the products that are out there.
I would imagine there are a ton of people out there that are going to apply for this. I certainly know that I'm contemplating applying for it! It's tough to say what they are looking for in a writer exactly, but below is a description, via an article by the amazing Noelle Crombie:
The candidate should be an experienced cannabis consumer with deep knowledge about the variety of strains and products available on the Oregon market. The items would appear 2-4 times a month on OregonLive and/or The Oregonian.
If that sounds like you, you can apply by contacting editor Bruce Hammond, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. If I do apply, and they don't pick me (which is probably likely!), I hope that they pick someone that is reputable, and represents the Oregon cannabis community well. There are a lot of people out there that can write, but there are not a lot of people out there that truly understand the intricacies of the cannabis plant. I'd hate to read the reviews and have them just be cookie cutter reviews one after another, and to be from someone that the Oregon cannabis community has never heard of. Oregon's largest media outlet deserves to have an expert, and not a newbie that barely knows the difference between a quality strain and a poor one!