Callaghan O’Hare, The Denver Post file
Ricardo Baca, who became the first marijuana editor for a mainstream news organization three years ago, announced Thursday he is resigning as editor-in-chief of The Cannabist to pursue other business interests.
The Denver Post will conduct a national search to replace him.
“Regardless of this news of my departure, The Cannabist is moving forward,” Baca said this week on The Cannabist Show, a weekly talk show and podcast he’s hosted for nearly 100 episodes.
“I expect very, very good things from this show, this website, this staff in the years to come.”
The Cannabist launched in the last week of 2013, just ahead of the start of Colorado’s historic recreational marijuana sales. Its coverage of legalization issues and cannabis culture across America and the globe—has since gained a national audience.