Jake Browne

Hi, I’m Jake!

Former cannabis critic for The Denver Post. Founder of The Grow-Off, Fizz Fight, Hold The Phone, and more. I used to host a game show, play games on my talk show, and review food in the shower.

Cannabis Expert Trusted By


The New York Times The Life of a Pot Critic: Clean, With Citrus Notes

The LA Times - Denver marijuana blog is riding high

CBS This Morning - Denver Post weed critics smoke and tell

ABC News - Newspaper's Marijuana Reviews Are Smokin'

The Wall Street Journal - TV Experiments With Pot

The Washington Post - The finer points of pot from Denver’s cannabis critic

CNBC - CNBC's 'Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush'

New York Daily News - Want to be a weed critic? The first one gives tips on how to get hired

Rolling Stone - Inside DEA Ban on Marijuana Extracts

The New Yorker - Delusional Confidence? A Report from the Marijuana Investor Summit

The Washington Post - Government marijuana looks nothing like the real stuff. See for yourself.

The LA Times - Stoned and goofy ... 'Rolling Papers' shows it's all in a day's work covering the marijuana industry

Vice - Weed Critics Describe What It's Like to Have the World's Best Job

Food Republic - We Asked A Pot Critic: Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana And Food

Men's Journal - The Art of Cured Cannabis: Can Pot Be Aged Like Wine and Whiskey?

Fast Company - Tommy Chong And Other Weed Experts Discuss Why Stoners Love “Planet Earth II”

Future of Everything - Where Will the Marijuana Industry be in 2030?

Magnetic Magazine - The Grow-Off's Jake Browne Shares 5 Songs For Your Next Smoke Sesh

Bustle - Weed May Make Colorado Caucuses Actually Bearable

Extra Crispy - A New Bacon Critic Consults the Experts on What It’s Like to Have the ‘Greatest Job in Journalism’

The Outline - How To Write About Weed Without Sounding High

MNN - Meet Jake Browne, a professional marijuana critic who is living the high life

International Business Times - Marijuana Has Become A Media Darling, But Are Journalists Too Soft On Pot?

Salon - Can legal weed save the newspaper business?

The Week - This is what it's like to review marijuana for a living

Vocativ - Weed Competition To Judge Genetically Identical Plants

Elite Daily - Here's What It's Really Like Inside A Marijuana Shop

Complex - A Day In The Life Of The Nation's First Weed Critic


"Rolling Papers" on Netflix

Thrillist - Job Goals: Denver Post Weed Critic

NowThis - The Iron Chef of Weed

60 Second Docs - Cannabis Critic

Le Petit Journal

OCB Magazine - The Future of Cannabis Delivery


WNYC - Denver Post Writer Jake Browne on Reviewing Pot

BBC Radio 5 - Marijuana? It's like wine says Denver's first dope critic

Savage Lovecast - High as a Kite, in Denver!

CannaInsider - Jake Browne – Pot Critic for The Cannabist

CBC Radio - Jake Browne: America's first "pot critic"

CBC Radio - A new strain of tech tools for the marijuana industry

DREX Live - Pot Critic Jake Browne on No Tax on Marijuana in Colorado for one day

Jon of All Trades - Ep. 204: Jake Browne Returns – Co-Founder of The Grow-Off

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