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Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer and journalist who came to writing about cannabis and hemp after (and during!) a career as a performer. Of all the side hustles undertaken to support herself between gigs, writing is the hustle that stuck. Today, she is a cannabis industry veteran with more than eight years of experience under her belt.


Erin’s first piece for Hemp Connoisseur Magazine was a feature on Colorado's Amendment 64, and her writing portfolio has grown significantly since then to include publications like Broadly, Civilized, Weedmaps, Doubleblind, Alternet, MERRY JANE, Freedom Leaf, Marijuana Goes Mainstream, Leaf Report, and others. She has been a key contributor at PotGuide since 2017 and has over 150 expertly crafted articles published on the website.

Erin has had the opportunity to interview key players affiliated with cannabis and drug policy and culture, including Dr. James Fadiman, Dr. Carl Hart, author Tom Robbins, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Frenchy Cannoli, Ethan Nadelmann, Amanda Feilding, Alex Berenson, Governor Jesse Ventura, and the creators of the HBO Show High Maintenance.

She has also appeared on panels as a hemp media expert and as the featured guest on the podcasts In the Know 420 and The Let's Go Eat Show.


Erin obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Musical Theatre Performance from Weber State University in Ogden, UT.

More Information About the Author

Erin's interest in writing extends beyond covering the cannabis industry. She has also written about the opioid crisis, synthetic cannabinoids, psychedelics, and Latter-Day Saints and their intersection with substances like cannabis, ketamine, and psychedelics.

In addition to writing about cannabis, Erin writes social media, marketing, and diversity, equity, and inclusion content for a preeminent NYC nonprofit. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, yogini, hiker, and biker.

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