Lauren Yoshiko is a Portland-based writer and co-host of Broccoli Magazine’s podcast, Broccoli Talk. She was among the first journalists to cover the cannabis scene starting in 2014, working by day as a budtender, dispensary manager, and later at a medical farm in Southern Oregon. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Broccoli, Thrillist and beyond. In addition to the culture and commerce of weed, Lauren is interested in telling stories of past BIPOC generations in America and how their legacies shape cities today. Follow her on Instagram at @laurenyoshiko for unsolicited movie/TV reviews, stoned nail art, and moderate cat content.
(photo taken by Anja Charbonneau)