Mona Zhang is a cannabis policy reporter for POLITICO. She joined POLITICO in 2019, when the publication launched a dedicated cannabis vertical under POLITICO Pro. Mona covers everything from state-level legalization efforts to the thorny federal regulatory issues facing hemp and CBD businesses.
Before joining POLITICO, Mona founded and edited the daily cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree. She was also a freelance journalist on the cannabis beat, and her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.