Native Iowan One of Nation's First Pot Critics

Nov 24, 2014

We know movie and wine critics, but what about a career as a pot critic?

On this segment of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Jake Browne, who grew up in Cedar Rapids. Browne now works in Colorado for the Denver Post, as one of the nation's first marijuana critics. Yes, that's right; he's paid to smoke cannabis and write about it.

"There's constantly new genetics and new breeding that's happening, so somebody has to be on top of it," says Browne. "There's a lot of different effects. You wouldn't want to start the day off with a cup of chamomile tea; you also don't want to go to sleep with a Redbull."