Mary Carreón is an independent journalist, editor, and co-founder of the Hyphae Leaks podcast. Her work has appeared in Billboard, KCRW/NPR, Insider, DoubleBlind Magazine, The LAnd Magazine, High Times Magazine, OC Weekly, (the OG) LA Weekly, and many other publications.
Mary's written stories on pesticides; nuclear waste; local water politics; cannabis and psychedelics drug policy; the sustainability of cannabis cultivation; hemp "meat" and other alternative meats; the sustainability and conservation of Palo Santo; labor issues in the crystal trade; the collapse of California's cannabis industry; buying drugs on the internet; the emergence of new music genres for the use of psychedelic therapy; the mad honey trade; how the DEA believes it has the power to determine the legitimacy and sincerity of entheogenic religions; and much more.
Mary's work aims to humanize drug culture and delve into the real-world effects of policies and trends affecting accessibility and the environment. As a third-generation Mexican and Guatemalan, she's also dedicated to amplifying Latine and BIPOC voices, issues, and perspectives.