Fusion Hires TV’s First Chief Cannabis Correspondent


The news business just went green. Fusion, the cable brainchild of ABC News and Univision, has tapped their first chief cannabis correspondent, Ryan Nerz.

According to Variety, Nerz will act as contributor to Fusion’s TV and digital platforms, tackling all things weed in the booming cannabis business of America. He has vast experience in marijuana coverage and has also written several books, including “Marijuanamerica: One Man’s Quest to Understand America’s Dysfunctional Love Affair with Weed”.

“Marijuana legalization is an issue that is taking on increasing relevance – politically, economically and culturally – and requires the kind of coverage that only someone with Ryan’s expertise can deliver,” Fusion CEO Isaac Lee said in a statement. “Ryan’s reporting is a great example of how Fusion is uniquely capable of providing news, information, and opinion on topics that matter to millennials, especially in situations where the mainstream media can’t keep up.”

Lighters up.