Mary Carreon is an award-winning journalist from Southern California who focuses on cannabis, drugs, and other intoxicants as a lens to analyze our culture. She’s currently the Associate Editor of MERRY JANE, Snoop Dogg’s media company, and is the former News Editor of High Times Magazine. You can read her work in The LAnd Magazine, Kitchen Toke, Forbes, Sensi Magazine, OC Weekly, LA Weekly, and more. Mary graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2014 with a degree in writing and literature, but she was already infected with the journalism bug long before she stepped foot on the West LA campus in 2012. By the time she arrived at LMU, she already had bylines in OC Weekly and LA Weekly, thanks to the publications’ internship programs, which eventually led to her first full time staff writing gig at OC Weekly in 2016. When Mary is not writing about drug policy and culture, you can find her writing short stories about the hilarity of growing up as a brown girl in Orange County, running, blasting Latin-jazz, doing yoga to Ravi Shankar, or trying to connect with her spirit guides one mushroom cap at a time. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Namaste.
Zide Door, an entheogenic church that recognizes cannabis and psilocybin as sacraments, was raided last Thursday—evoking questions about religious protection, decriminalization, and cannabis and psychedelic retail.