Nushin Rashidian is the co-author of A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition (The New Press, 2014). She is a 2014-15 grantee of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation and a fellow at the Made in NY Media Center in DUMBO. She is also the co-founder of www.cannabiswire.com, which will launch in 2015. An award-winning Iranian American journalist and a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumna, Rashidian focuses her reporting on drug policy, aging issues, and stories of injustice. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, Tehran Bureau, Esquire, AARP Bulletin, CBS News, and The Guardian US.