About GreenState

GreenState is a lifestyle content brand run by editors who operate independently of and are separate from Hearst newsrooms, but who adhere to the same standards as all properties in the Hearst Newspaper Group. Produced for a curious audience, GreenState is here to help readers navigate the new cannabis culture. You’ll find stories, videos and podcast episodes on a range of topics spanning wellness and health, the influence of technology, new products and lifestyle trends that reach into the home, garden and workplace. You’ll find the people — growers, chefs, entrepreneurs, doctors, artists — who are behind the emerging cannabis culture. And you’ll find yourself—for GreenState is here to answer your questions, speak to your life, reflect your experiences.

Our staff:

Rachelle Gordon, Editor

Rachelle Gordon is a cannabis journalist and Editor of GreenState.com. She has been covering the cannabis space since 2015, and has been featured in High Times, CannabisNow, and many other niche publications. Rachelle currently splits her time between Minneapolis and Oakland; her favorite cannabis cultivars include Silver Haze and Tangie.

Cara Wietstock, Senior Producer

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.