Zack Ruskin is an award-winning drugs and culture reporter living in San Francisco. His bylines on weed, music, books and more can be found at Leafly, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, KQED, Cannabis Now, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, California Leaf Magazine, and numerous other publications. From 2016-2021, he wrote SF Weekly’s “Pacific Highs” cannabis column, which was recognized with a California Journalism Award in the Best Column category (2020). Follow him on Twitter: @zackruskin.
• 2020 California Journalism Award, Best Column (Fifth Place, Over 400,000 Monthly Visitors) for SF Weekly’s “Pacific Highs” Column
• A blurb from my SF Chronicle review can be found on the back of the hardcover of Michelle Zauner’s memoir, “Crying in H Mart”!
• For fans of “Comedy Bang Bang” and the late, great Harris Wittels, my pal Zach Dubuc and I once successfully created an actual “Tapas Da Morning to Jah” snack station. It was for a book event with his sister, Stephanie Wittels Wachs. She gave it her blessing.
• I have not had the pleasure of writing for the New York Times, but my dog did make a prominent appearance in this story about pooches seeing a dog-friendly screening of Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ at the Roxie in San Francisco back in 2018.