Mary Carreon is an independent journalist, editor, and podcaster from Southern California. She reports on the environment and Schedule I drugs, and often the intersection between the two. Mary has reported on pesticides; nuclear waste; local water politics; cannabis and psychedelics drug policy; the sustainability of cannabis cultivation; the collapse of California’s cannabis supply chain; whether buying drugs on the internet is actually safe; the mad honey trade; and much more. Most of her work leads back to raising awareness around how the various drug movements will impact accessibility, the environment, and uplifting BIPOC perspectives. Mary also co-hosts a podcast called Erased, where she reports on the climate crisis and environmental news. She's passionate about the solutions hemp and fungi can provide in the fight against pollution and climate change. Mary's a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and an SEJ Fellow.
You can find her work in Billboard, KCRW, DoubleBlind Magazine, Psychedelic Spotlight, The LAnd Magazine, MERRY JANE, Kitchen Toke Magazine, High Times Magazine, OC Weekly, Forbes, and more.
For ideas, pitches, consulting (this includes "picking her brain"), or to have her as a guest on your podcast—drop her a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.