Dan Adams is a cannabis reporter at the Boston Globe and the author of the “This Week in Weed” email newsletter — the definitive insider’s diary of legalization in Massachusetts that tens of thousands of readers rely upon for original reporting and irreverent commentary. A graduate of Emerson College and eight-year veteran of the Globe, Dan previously covered breaking news, municipal politics, business, and the alcohol industry. He was a member of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt, and drew acclaim for his investigation into illegal “pay-to-play” tactics by major brewers and beer distributors, which prompted multiple state and federal investigations. Since being named the Globe’s first-ever dedicated cannabis journalist in 2017, Dan has embedded himself in the marijuana community and spotlighted the concerns of marginalized groups while holding the industry and government officials to account. He has moderated numerous panels, served as a speaker and emcee at national marijuana conferences, and is a frequent guest on public radio and network television.
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