Ricardo Baca

Ricardo Baca is a veteran journalist and thought leader in the legal cannabis space.

After serving more than two decades as a staff writer, editor and critic at daily newspapers, Ricardo’s editors at The Denver Post named him the paper’s first-ever Cannabis Editor in 2013. Now Ricardo is considered to be the world’s first (and “most prestigious” according to Vice) marijuana editor; founder of award-winning news vertical The Cannabist; primary subject of Rolling Papers, a documentary released theatrically in February 2016; one of Brookings Institution’s 12 Key People to Watch in Marijuana Policy; one of Fortune magazine’s 7 Most Powerful People in America’s Marijuana Industry; one of Time magazine’s 140 best Twitter feeds; and one of Sensi magazine’s 24 Cannabis Pioneers Who Matter.

Ricardo is a leading drug policy expert profiled by The New York TimesPoynterThe ViewThe Colbert ReportWait Wait Don’t Tell Me—and a trusted source on all things cannabis by This Week With George StephanopoulosBuzzfeedNPR’s All Things ConsideredThe GuardianEsquireFast CompanyAl JazeeraBBCMashableInternational Business Times and CBC.