05 Apr April 5, 2016 – Marijuana News Chris Walsh & Splitopia Wendy Paris
Chris Walsh – Managing Editor at Marijuana Business Media
Chris Walsh has been on the show before, and we invited him back to get an update on Marijuana Business Media, a company that focuses on the highly controversial drug and product, pot. He oversees content for Marijuana Business Media, which provides news, industry data, analysis and information to cannabis professionals. In this capacity, he runs the industry’s leading website, Marijuana Business Daily; manage a daily newsletter; edit the trade publication Marijuana Business Magazine; and program/moderate the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo and other events. Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis business experts by Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times and many others. He’s also been seen in on-air interviews ranging from CNBC to HuffPost Live. Chris served as Founding Editor for Marijuana Business Media during the company’s launch in 2011, and now leads the entire editorial team there.
Wendy Paris – Author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well
Before writing Splitopia, Wendy Paris worked as a print and electronic journalist for more than 20 years, covering relationships, culture, art, dating and marriage. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Marketplace Radio, Travel & Leisure, Qz.com, Salon.com, Self, Jewish Week, portfolio.com and other outlets. She is the author of a humorous dating guide based on fairy tales, Happily Ever After: The Fairy Tale Formula for Lasting Love (Harper Collins, 2001; translated into 14 languages), and the co-author of the wedding-planning guide Words for the Wedding: 1000 Quotes on Love and Marriage (Perigee/Penguin-Putnam, 2011, 2000). Wendy was a 2014 Fellow with the Washington D.C.-based think-tank New America and 2012 Encore Fellow through Encore.org. She has been a visiting artist at the MacDowell Colony and the 18th Street Arts Center, and is currently on the board of the the family law reform organization the Center for Out of Court Divorce.