Dozens respond to ad searching for medical marijuana freelance critics

pot criticOur call out for medical marijuana freelance critics turned up dozens of applicants with backgrounds ranging from neurobiology to longtime pot advocacy.

Beginning this week, Motor City Muckraker will dedicate a section of our site to the blossoming marijuana industry in Michigan and the people who depend on it for medicine. Our freelancers, who will make between $25 and $75 per contribution, will evaluate dispensaries, grow shops and pot products like pipes and vaporizers.

We’ll provide tips on growing, finding the best medicine and understanding the ever-evolving laws.

If you have a current medical marijuana card in Michigan and have a knack for writing, we are accepting applications through Sunday.

Send us an email at with a brief description of your qualifications for reviewing medical pot and marijuana products.

Michigan residents voted in 2008 to legalize medical marijuana. Now more than 115,000 people are legally permitted to smoke pot. An additional 27,000 residents are certified to grow marijuana as a caregiver for a patient.

Our goal is to provide patients and growers with up-to-date information on medical marijuana.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.