High Interest In Becoming The Oregonian's Pot Critic
A lot of people want to review marijuana for Oregon's largest newspaper. The Oregonian is looking for a freelance pot critic as recreational marijuana sales are set to begin next month.
The job listing was posted this summer and said the ideal candidate would be an experienced marijuana user who is familiar with the products on the Oregon market. Apparently there are a lot of people who think they meet that description.
An Oregonian reporter tweeted that nearly 400 people have applied so far. The paper's editor did not return a message asking to confirm that number.
We've received almost 400 apps for @Oregonian's pot critic gig. Impressive resumes from lawyers, writers & a few @BrownUniversity grads.— Noelle Crombie (@noellecrombie) September 3, 2015
Whoever gets the gig would apparently be the first pot critic for a daily publication in the Northwest. Two papers in Colorado have weed reviewers. One was even featured on The Daily Show. His identity was concealed with a cloud of second-hand marijuana smoke.
With more than 200 legal dispensaries in Oregon, the Oregonian's pot critic could have plenty of work ahead.